WHAT IS THE GREAT DOGGY BAKEOFF?

Welcome to the GREAT DOGGY BAKEOFF in collaboration with our friends from Doggy Desserts.

Anyone else inspired and motivated to do their own home-baking?  Take part in our #greatdoggybakeoff! Not only will it save you from eating your own cakes, but you can treat your furry friends to some home-made treats.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

Every Tuesday night after the Great British Bakeoff has aired, we’ll be posting a new recipe challenge for you to take part in. The weekly receipe will be posted on our social media channels and on this page.

Facebook: Post your attempts to our community Facebook groups Dog Friendly Wales, Dog Friendly England and Dog Friendly Scotland.

Instagram or Twitter: Tag us @dogfuriendly and @doggydesserts in your post with the #greatdoggybakeoff.

Every week we’ll pick our star baker and at the end of the series, we’ll crown our Great Doggy Bakeoff winner. Plenty of suprises throughout the competition and a big prize for the final winner!

PLEASE NOTE

We are not doggy nutritionists and every doggy is an individual. What might be good for most might not be good for another. Always tailor each recipe to your own dogs needs and tastes. If you have any questions about your dog’s diet, please contact your vet. If you notice your dog has any adverse reaction to any of the treats stop feeding immediately and contact your vet.

Ingredients:
– 250g nonfat plain yogurt OR 80ml coconut/almond milk
– 40g pumpkin puree
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– Optional Dash of fat free whipped cream

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
2. Blend until well mixed.
3. Pour into small serving cups (or freeze using ice cube trays)
We know that not all dogs agree with dairy because of the lactose, and others are vegan, so use we suggest you the use the coconut/almond milk and leave the whipped cream.

Ingredients
– 350g self raising wholemeal flour
– 2 eggs
– 1 ripe banana
– 2 tsp honey
– 1 tbsp cinnamon
– 125ml coconut/almond milk
– Coconut oil for greasing

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.
2. In a bowl, mash a ripe banana with a fork.
3. Add eggs, almond/coconut milk and honey. Whisk well.
4. In another bowl, add self raising wholemeal flour and cinnamon. Fold in well.
5. Stir the banana mixture in. Mix together until combined.
6. Grease the loaf pan with coconut oil.
7. Pour the mixture in the loaf pan.
8. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
9. Stick a knife, skewer, or toothpick into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
10. Leave to cool on a wire rack before serving

Ingredients:
– 1 carrots shredded
– 100g of cheese
– 200g of whole wheat flour
– 2 tblsp of coconut/olive oil
– 3 tablespoons of water

Method:
1. Mix your carrots and cheese together in large mixing bowl.
2. Then add in the coconut oil, make sure that the cheese and carrots are well coated.
3. Then place the flour into the carrot and cheese mixture and mix well.
4. Add the water to create a more dough like texture.
5. Cut the dough with dog related cutters or just pull small balls of the dough out of the mixture and mould them with your hands. (it is usually quite sticky so be prepared!)
6. Place the biscuits onto a lined baking tray and place them in a pre-heated oven (Gas mark 4/170 degrees C) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned.
7. Once cooked take them out of the oven and leave to cool, then use as a treat- or if you’d prefer for them to be more dried out, turn the oven off but leave the biscuits in the oven overnight to dry out.

Ingredients:
– 2 Ripe Bananas
– 2 Eggs – A squirt of Honey
– Coconut Oil or Rapeseed Oil for frying.

Method:
1. Grab your bananas and mash them up in a bowl with a fork with 2 eggs until you have a runny mixture, ( don’t worry if there are some lumps, they will still taste great!)
2. Add a squirt of honey to taste and mix it all together.
3. Get your pan ready and set it to medium heat.
4. Grease your pan with coconut oil or rapeseed oil.
5. Pour some of the mixture into a frying pan or greased cookie cutter.
6. Once one side is done, flip them over. If you’re using the cookie cutters be careful, as they will get hot!
7. Once they are ready, transfer them to a plate and leave them to cool before calling your doggy to enjoy a delicious snack.