Thursday, 9 October 2014

Homemade Dog Biscuits

Ok so this is not something I normally blog about. As you can tell by the title it is not something for human consumption. We sadly had to put one of our dogs down recently that we had for 13 years and our other dog has gone very depressed. She had always been with him since she was a puppy.She needed a bit of love and attention, also a yummy treat.My little sister wanted to help make these for her. Its safe to say she loved them.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of Flour
1 cup of Oats
1 cube of Chicken Stock 
1/2 cup of Boiling water 


Method

Turn your oven to 170C to begin with.

1. Place the chicken stock into the 1/2 cup of boiling water and let it dissolve. 
2. Place the oats and flour into a bowl and pour the chicken stock over the dry ingredients. 
3. Mix together with a wooden spoon until a dough starts forming, then finish off using your hands to bring together. 
4. Place onto a floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin. 
5. Use any cookie cutter you wish, my little sister chose a heart shaped one.
6. You then place onto a cookie sheet or tray covered with baking paper and put in the oven for 30 minutes. 
7. Once they have cooked place onto a cooling rack until completely cooled. 

There you have it, quick and easy dog biscuits. You can add any flavouring in them you want; beef stock, peanut butter, bacon or even grated cheese. 
Like I said anything your dog loves you can add into it. 


I hope you enjoyed reading and making these for your dogs!
















Monday, 6 October 2014

Apple Crumble



So this was a spare of the moment dish. I wanted something for pudding but didn't want a shop bought one (besides it was on a Sunday evening when all the shops were shut). This was so easy to make and only took roughly an hour and a half all together including the preparation of the apples,depending on how quick you are at peeling the apples. You can either cook the apples then put the dish all together and cook it straight away or put the dish together and then let it sit to cool down and cook when you are ready. If you don't cook it straight away then I recommend covering in cling film when it has cooled and place it in the fridge until you want to cook it. 

All you need to cook it in is a ovenproof dish. I got to use my new Laura Ashley casserole dish for this,it was perfect for it. 




Ingredients

1 Bag of Apples (I used Royal Gala)
100g Granulated Sugar
150g Plain Flour
75g Butter,softened


Method

Start off by preheating your oven to 180C. 
I started off by filling a saucepan half way with cold water so when you have peeled the apples you can place them in here while you peel the others and they wont start going brown. 
Once you have peeling the apples, empty the water out and place 50g of the sugar and 2 tablespoons of water into the saucepan,place onto the hob and stew until the apples have become mushy but still formed. 
While these are cooling it is time to make the crumble. 
Place the flour, the rest of the sugar and butter into a bowl. 
Next start crumbling the ingredients together in a bowl with your fingertips. You want it to end up looking like breadcrumbs. 





Place into the oven on the middle shelf for roughly 30 minutes. I've read a few different websites and they say it is cooked even when it still looks pale but I prefer it to be brown so I have actually left it in the oven for 40 minutes, so it is completely up to you depending on how you like it.





I hope you enjoyed this recipe, it has definitely become a favourite of mine to cook and also super easy!