Pooch Pack has arrived!

Our Pooch Pack arrived this morning! Hurray! It was so exciting!
The label on front of the box was addressed to Alfie which was cute.

This is the box when we first opened it.

This is the box when we first opened it.

It was nicely packaged and nothing had been damaged on the trip down.
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Parsley bone cookies

Here is another recipe this time with Parsley! Parsley makes a dogs breath smell fresh and is also high in vitamins A and C which is great for your little pup!
I found this recipe on Turtlewomen’s blog.

parsley treats
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Nutty Bacon Treats

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Total Time: 40 minutes (approximately)
Prep Time: 20 minutes (approximately)
Cook Time: 12 – 15 minutes

Ingredients and Equipment:

  • 3 Slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup of creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 Cup of soy flour
  • 1/2 Cup of whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 Cup of wheat germ
  • Baking Tray – may need more than one
  • Parchment paper
  • Frying Pan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Shape cutter/knife

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (Gas mark 2, 150 degrees C)
  2. Line the baking tray(s) with parchment paper
  3. Fry the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat.
  4. Allow the fat to cool slightly (2 – 5 minutes)
  5. Add the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup and water to the bacon fat and mix thoroughly
  6. Add in the flours and wheat germ and mix until combined
  7. Stir in the bacon pieces
  8. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thick
  9. Cut into desired shape with the shape cutter or a knife
  10. Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned
  11. Leave to cool and serve!

If you have followed the recipe, give me feedback! Let me know if your dog loved it or hated it. What you changed and what you kept the same. I’d love to know!

Bone Shaped Biscuits

Here is another recipe for you! I found this on Martha Stewart to view the recipe on the website click here

Bone shaped biscuit

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time:  20 minutes
Dry Time: Roughly 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients and equipment:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup of brewer’s yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of low-sodium canned chicken stock, plus more for brushing
  • Medium sized bowl
  • Electric whisk
  • Large Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Shape Cutters, preferably bone shaped
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooking Tray
  • Brush

Directions:

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C, Gas mark 6)
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together, flour, wheat germ, yeast and salt; set aside
  3. Place oil in a large bowl. Add stock and the flour mixture in three alternate batches, beginning and ending with stock; mix well
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 3/8 inches thick
  5. Shape biscuits using the shape cutters
  6. At this stage you could decorate the top of the bone with a pattern if you wish
  7. Transfer to the parchment lined baking trays
  8. Bake biscuits for 10 minutes. Brush with stock; rotate the baking trays and bake 10 minutes more.
  9. Turn off the oven leaving the door closed. Let the dog biscuits stand in the oven to dry completely for about 1 1/2 hours

If you have followed the recipe, give me feedback! Let me know if your dog loved it or hated it. What you changed and what you kept the same. I’d love to know!

Dog biscuit recipe – Peanut Butter and Banana Treats

Here is another recipe, this time on biscuits.
Here is a picture of what the end result should look like:
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I got this recipe from WholeFoods. Click here to see the recipe on their website.

Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats

Total Time: 1 hour/ 1 hour and 5 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40/45 minutes

Ingredients and equipment:

  • 1 Banana – Peeled 
  • 1 Cup of Oat Flour
  • 2/3 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup of Dried Parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg – Beaten
  • Potato Masher
  • Spoon
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Cooling Rack

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C, Gas-mark 2)
  2. Put banana into a large bowl and use potato masher to mash thoroughly
  3. Add  oat flour, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine
  4. Set aside for 5 minutes
  5. Roll mixture into evenly sized balls. In the picture above 24 balls were made using about 1 tablespoon dough for each
  6. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each of the balls into a coin
  7. Bake until firm and a deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 – 45 minutes
  8. Once finished baking set aside to cool completely

Storage note:

It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator

How did yours turn out? Did your dogs enjoy them? What did you change? Let me know!

Dog Birthday Cake Recipe!

My friend recently sent me a link, to a website, that she had used to bake a cake for her dog.  I read the site and, wow, if I was a dog I would LOVE a cake like that! So I’d thought I would share it with you! This recipe was found on Food.Com click here to view the official recipe.

Dog birthday cake

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Total time: 1 hour
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients and equipment:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Cooking Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup of Honey
  • 1 Cup of shredded Carrot
  • 1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of  Baking Soda
  • 6 cup ring mold/muffin mold
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sieve
  • Wire rack

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C, Gas-mark 4)
  2.  Grease a 6 cup ring mold (or, if you have chosen, a muffin mold)
  3. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla and honey, into a large bowl. Blend well.
  4. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly.
  5.  Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold it into the carrot mixture.
  6. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared mold.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then turn it out and leave it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cool decorate as you wish.

Feedback!
Let me know if you baked the cake! Did your dog enjoy it? Was the recipe easy to follow? Let me know! Also tell me if you would like me to write more of these dog recipes! Personally I think they’re great!