Monday, April 21, 2008

Booscotti




A couple weeks ago Brett and I were flipping around the TV channels and stumbled upon Rachel Ray's show on the Food Network that is all about feeding your pets. One of the recipe's that she made was called Booscotti and it looked simple enough. We decided to make it our evening project and we had a blast making it. It was really really easy and Molly LOVED IT!!!!!!

Voila! The finished product!! And don't worry, that isn't chocolate on the booscotti, it is melted carob chips which look like chocolate but are 100% healthy for dogs.



Look at her sweet face. We made her get up on the counter so she could pose by her treats. Her face is the "Can I have some pretty please?!?!" face. She is such a sweet girl.

We put these down so we could get a picture of her with them. We told her to "leave it" which is the command to obviously leave it. She does this trick for toys, just about anything. But if it is something that she loves, she can't even stand to look at it. It is really funny actually.

I am officially a crazy dog person, posting pics of her, baking for her. But she loved the treats and they were homemade which made me feel especially domestic. Plus, we kept them in a baggie for her (which I don't recommend, they got kind of soggy in a couple days) and she LOVED them. We can always tell how much she loves things based on how fast she will do her tricks for them.

Here is the recipe if you are interested:

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 pinches ground cinnamon

1 cup chunky peanut butter

1 cup milk

1 cup carob chips


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine that flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Place the peanut butter in a medium bowl and microwave at high power to soften, 5 to 10 seconds. Whisk in the milk, then stir the mixture into the dry ingredients.
Shape the dough into a long, flattened log and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes; remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice the log crosswise on an angle into 1-inch-thick pieces. Set the slices on their sides (they should look like biscotti) and bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes more. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Melt the carob in a microwave or on the stovetop over low heat. Thin the melted carob with 1 tablespoon water, if needed. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted carob over the biscuits. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Your dog will thank you!!! :)

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ha! I love it! However, I am not sure if I am going to make something that looks like delicious for my dog - I'd rather eat it myself (minus the stuff ontop). Congrats for being so creative AND domestic. :)

BTW - I am not sure where I will deliver yet. It all depends where we live this summer and what type of insurance we have - it if will be through the military or school district. Oh details... :)