I love baking home made treats. Dolly loves eating them too! So here’s a round up of Easter themed doggy delights courtesy of Tails.com for you to create this Easter.
Dog-friendly Easter Egg
- Egg-shaped mould or ice cube tray
- 140 g xylitol-free peanut butter
- 140 g coconut oil
- Optional extras for crunch: Good Dog Treats, apple chunks, carrot pieces
- Add the xylitol-free peanut butter and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl
- Then microwave for 45 seconds or until completely melted
- Stir the mixture to get rid of any lumps, then pour it into the egg mould or ice cube tray until nearly full
- Add any optional extras into the moulds now as a crunchy surprise for your pooch!
- Put the moulds or trays in the fridge for 2 hours or until the eggs have hardened
- When your eggs have solidified, take one out and give it to your dog as a treat or make them their own Easter egg hunt!
Easter Scrambled Eggs For Dogs
- 1 egg
- 1 handful peas
- 1 dollop dairy-free yoghurt
- 1 hand baked lambs biscuits ( buy from tails.com)
- Crack an egg into a microwaveable bowl and whisk. Add in a tablespoon or two of water, a handful of peas and stir.
- Put in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and back in for another 30 seconds.
- Split the scrambled eggs up into two servings, add a dollop of dairy-free yoghurt and top with a lamb treat
Sean’s Pup-Friendly Hot Cross Buns
- 350 g Strong white bread flour plus extra for dusting (or rice flour if intolerant to wheat),
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 20 g Xylitol-free peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Honey, plus optional extra to glaze
- 2 tsp Fast-action dried yeast
- 1 egg
- 150 ml Lactose-free milk
- 1 Small carrot, washed and grated
- 80 g Dried cranberries
- Olive oil, for greasing
- 50 g plain flour (or rice flour)
- Sift the bread flour and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the peanut butter and rub together with your fingertips to create a mixture resembling breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre of your breadcrumb mix and add the honey and yeast.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg and milk together for about 1 minute. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the well, folding and mixing until a dough is formed. (This could also be done in a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.)
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and stretchy, then knead in the grated carrot and cranberries. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for an hour.
- Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on a floured surface, before shaping into a ball again. Return to the bowl and leave to rise for another 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C (fan)/ gas 7 and lightly grease a large baking tray.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Form the pieces into balls, then flatten into bun shapes and place on the prepared baking tray.
- Now for the fun bit! Mix the plain flour with 11⁄2–2 tablespoons water, adding it slowly and stirring in until you have a light dough.
- Roll small pieces of the dough into ribbons and create traditional crosses on top of the buns. Or try rolling dots and decorating the buns with paw prints!
- Once your masterpieces are ready, pop them in the preheated oven and bake for 12–15 minutes until beautifully golden.
- An optional extra touch is to lightly paint the surface of the buns with some honey before they cool, to give the buns a glaze.