Why are my dogs looking at me like this?
Earlier, inspired by an online recipe, I got busy in the kitchen. Despite the heat. But, I had lower pain levels and wanted to do something nice.
Of course they hovered about. You only have to glance at the periphery of the photos… (Twiglet, middle; Beatrix Grace, the bottom).
Above photograph of: the peanut butter bone biscuits ready for the oven. The ‘before’ picture.
(I don’t know how they knew that I was baking for them. John and Mum got excited at one point – unfortunately).
Beatrix (above photo) hung about the kitchen. She loves food more than any of my other dogs; and, they, being dogs, naturally love food.
Above photo: Beatrix and son, Maxi. She is the smaller one, looking outside.
Above photo: Maxi and CreamScone, his tomboy sis.
Photo of: counting free-range eggs…
Baked to a delicate golden light crunch. Perfect.
I went outside to the patio, to my big wicker chair by the backdoor, with a plate of them.
They all gathered round me.
(Oscar Dandelion was absent because he is being currently separated from Chester who is on heat. Maxi had ‘time-out’ for biting Twiglet).
Photo of: the Pack. Chester, CoCo, Beatrix Grace, CreamScone and Twiglet. And my spotty knee-caps. Not my skin (leggings).
They loved the home-baked peanut butter bone biscuits!
I recommend any human who is owned-by-a-dog to make them. I found I had to slightly alter the amounts of the ingredients, so here is my recipe:
~* MY RECIPE for PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUITS *~
1 cup of smooth peanut butter (I only had crunchy)
2 cups of low fat milk (I drink coconut milk but I didn’t know if they’d like that, so I stuck to dairy)
2 cups of self raising flour
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Pre-heat the oven at gas mark 5 for 10 minutes. Mix the peanut butter with the beaten egg. Gradually add and stir in the milk. Gradually ‘fold in’ the flour. If need be, alter the flour and milk SLIGHTLY. What you want is a good dough consistency. Knead into a nice lump. Roll out on floured table top, 1/4 inch thick. With a bone shaped cutter, cut out little bone biscuit shapes. As the dough has a lot of fat from the peanut butter, I didn’t grease the baking tin with butter first. Instead, I carefully lay the bone shapes on a layer of tin foil. Place the tray on the middle shelf and bake until lightly golden – it took me 12-15 minutes. Cool on a baking rack then store in an air-tight box or jar. These make thoughtful presents for doggy friends. Your dogs will love them!
Have a lovely weekend dear blogging friends.
Faith + Oscar (+ co.). xox
Copyright Faith McCord 2016
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