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Homemade pet food & treats....

Peanut butter and apple cake ....

Ingredients:

200g or 1.5 cups of spelt,rye or wholemeal flour

100g or 7 tablespoons of low fat butter

120g or 1.5 cups of organic peanut butter

3 free range eggs

1 grated apple

1 teaspoon baking powder


Method:

Mix butter, eggs (one at a time) & peanut butter in a mixing bowl

Fold in flour & baking powder

Add apple

Spoon into a cake tin

Bake for 35 mins on 180 degrees


Up to you whether you choose to decorate or “ice” the cake. In the photo I used 2 tablespoons of low fat, soft cream cheese mixed with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter & applied using a spatula.


Tip : As it’s Christmas time I’ve added some festive touches, some cranberries and a festive ribbon. You can adapt the cake however you want to - it’s so simple to do.


Cheese and bacon bombes ....

Ingredients:

½ cup or 60g of chopped organic bacon (plus extra rasher for topping)

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

¼ cup of low fat, grated Cheddar cheese

2.5 cups or 300g of wholewheat, rye or spelt flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

2 free range eggs

1 cup or 8 fl oz skimmed organic milk

Tablespoon of chopped parsley (fresh or dried is fine)


Method:

Mix flour, baking powder, eggs & oil in a large bowl. Stir in milk. Add chopped bacon & grated cheese. Keep some of the chopped bacon back if you want to use some to top off each bomb)Bring together into one ball. If the “dough” is too sticky add some more flour as you want a stiff dough. Take some of the dough and roll into a ball (I do them the same size as a stuffing ball, which makes about 20 bombs, but it’s up to you). A good tip is to have slightly wet hand when you do this bit. Place on a baking try lined with greaseproof paper. I then use my little finger to make a small indentation in the top of each bomb and place a piece of chopped bacon.

Bake in the oven for 18 mins at 180 degrees.


Allow to cool and then give to your dog who, if they’re like mine would have watched you the whole time and by now are drooling! PS - don't feed to your husband as there will be nothing left for the hounds!!!!!


Tip : If you leave the bombes in the oven with the oven off and the door closed for an extra 5 minutes they will have a lovely crust on them. Pawsonal taste of course!


Turkey Mince Pies ....

Ingredients :

400g or 3 cups organic turkey mince

1 tbs of chopped fresh parsley

¼ tsp of ground ginger (optional)

200g or 1.5 cups rye, spelt or wholemeal flour

100ml of vegetable oil

1 free range egg

50g low fat grated cheese


Method:

Take a large bowl and mix together the mince, parsley and ground ginger.

In another bowl mix the flour, oil, beaten egg and cheese.

Form pastry into a ball, lightly flour a chopping board and roll out pastry. Use a pastry cutter and cut out 8 circles for the bottoms of the pies. Take a star shaped cutter and cut same amount for the tops.

Take a bun tin, lightly grease with oil then line each one with a bottom. Place a good heaped teaspoon of the turkey mixture into each then pop a star on top of each.

Cook in the oven at 180 for 30mins. Take out and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Tip – Parsley is excellent for keeping a dog’s breath fresh while ginger is great for joints.


Sardine Oatcakes ....

Ingredients:

2 tins sardines in oil or spring water (not brine)

1 crushed garlic clove

60g or 1/3 cup of organic rye, wholemeal or spelt flour

300g or 1&1/3 cup of oats

Splash of water


Method:

Tip sardines (including oil) into a bowl & mash with a fork.

Add garlic, oats, flour & a splash of water.

Mix well then bring together to form a dough ball.

Flour a board, roll out pastry and cut into whatever shape you want.

Bake in oven at 190 for 20/25 mins.

Leave to cool on a wire rack


Tips – ideally use fresh sardines & please support British fishermen.


Sardines are rich in Omega 3, DHA & EPA which is linked to brain health – also they help maintain a great coat and skin. Canines with inflammation due to allergies or arthritis may benefit from eating sardines.


Garlic – there is a lot of controversy over whether dogs should eat garlic. It is safe in small amounts and is a fantastic immune booster as well as having anti-biotic and detoxifying properties.


Liver "Brownies" ....

Ingredients:

400g of organic chicken livers (or pig or lamb's liver works too!)

2 eggs

1 cup of spelt flour (or wholemeal, rye etc)

Splash of milk

1 cup of oats


Method:

Put all of the ingredients into a blender and whizz until it resembles a smoothie!

Take a baking dish, lightly grease then pour in mixture

Bake on 150 for an hour

Take out of oven and dish and when still warm, cut into squares then leave to cool.


This has to be the easiest recipe to make but probably the most popular with my two hounds - but, there is one problem with this recipe as there is with ALL brownie recipes.......who gets the crispy bit on the edge!?