Wednesday, 16 December 2009

On The Eighth Day of Christmas...

My true love gave to me..
A Recipe for Christmas Dog Treats. Printable here.
Everyone deserves something special on Christmas Day, especially you're best friend. Rufus LOVED these. He sat by the oven, patiently waiting, until the waiting got too much for him, and he ran around like crazy barking until he got one.

Here's how you can make them too..
You Will Need..
I used cheddar, but you could use parmesan for more flavour.. Most dogs LOVE cheese.
I used 2 medium sized tomatos to make my own tomato juice. Just dice the tomatos, put in the microwave for 2 minutes then using a blender, blend until it looks like a juice.
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
Mix the flour and cheese in a large bowl.
Put 2/14 cups of the flour/cheese mixture into the food processor. Set the rest aside for the spinach mixture.
Add tomoato juice and 2 tablespoons oil.
Mix together until a ball of red dough forms.
Remove and set aside. Rinse out the food processor.
Put the spinach and the water into the food processor to finely chop the spinach.
Add 1 tablespoon oil and remaining cheese/flour mixture.
Process to form a green dough.
Roll out the red dough, and the green dough seperately on a floured surface, trying to make them roughly the same size.
Stack the green dough ontop of the red dough, roll lightly to stick them together, and using a christmas tree cutter (or any cutter) cut out shapes and place onto a cookie tray lined with baking paper.
After cutting out the cookies, re-roll the dough and cut out more shapes, or cut out squares for two-toned training treats.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until just starting to brown on top.
If you want your treats to be crispier, leave them in the cooling oven overnight to harden.
Place in an airtight christmas container for your dog to enjoy on Christmas day.

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