We were meant to be going to the football this weekend but because the weather was so bad we stayed home and missed our team (Clyde FC) winning the game and returning to the top of the league in the Scottish second division! But as it was very wet and windy we would have got very cold and as Katherine was just recovering from a cold we thought it was better to let her stay home and bake us some treats instead! We love baking day, the smells that come from the kitchen are delicious and we love waiting at the kitchen door for a little taste of freshly baked goodies! And even better we had some lovely new paw and bone shaped silicone trays to have our treats baked in so we have fun shapes too! We now have plenty of treats in our fridge for taking along with us to our Christmas party and even more stashed away in the freezer for later!
We thought we would be nice and share some of our favourite recipes so you at home can maybe give them a try too!
Our first recipe is for one of our regular treats, liver cake!
INGREDIENTS: 400g liver, 400g self-raising flour, 2 eggs, milk
Break the eggs in a jug and add an equal amount of milk. Blend this together with the liver and then mix in with the flour. Scoop the mix into a cake case or suitable tray and bake in the oven at 200oC for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. You can make the cake more or less cakey by increasing or decreasing the amount of flour. Less flour creates a flatter cake that is better for cutting up into training treats. You also don’t have to use liver in the recipe you can switch to other meats, heart, fish...whatever is easy to blend up!
FESTIVE CINNAMON CAKES
Our second recipe is something new that was baked for us recently! Honey, liver and cinnamon cakes! Just perfect for when it’s Christmas! INGREDIENTS: 400g Liver, 400g Spelt flour, 2 tablespoons honey, ground cinnamon
Blend the liver, honey and cinnamon together and slowly add the flour until the mixture is thick but can still be spooned into a suitable tray or cake case. Bake at 200oC for 15-20 minutes.
Both of these will keep for up to a week in the fridge (if they aren’t all eaten by then!) but can also be frozen to keep for longer and defrosted as and when needed. You can also play around with ingredients using other herbs and spices such as:
- Garlic (good for repelling fleas and ticks),
- Turmeric (anti-inflammatory),
- Ginger (good for motion sickness)
- Parsley (freshens breath)
- Chamomile (calming)
And many others but please check to make sure they are safe for dogs first as some herbs and spices are not. You can also add suitable fruit to the cakes too such as cranberries, banana, apple, raspberries or blueberries but NO raisins or sultanas as these are dried grapes and grapes are bad for dogs! Other meats (or no meat!) or fish can be used as well in making delicious treats too!
Millie, Fly and Katherine T