Today’s recipe comes to you courtesy of one of my favorite blogs to peruse, Doggy Dessert Chef. You could easily spend days there perusing and making new treats for your pup!
I found Tennille’s site while looking for the holy grail of dog treats- at least in my book- the doggy donut. I love doggy donuts so much I am going to try to photograph an entire series of donuts on dog noses. As you will see at the end of this post, that may be harder than it looks, but we had fun trying.
I adapted the recipe from the original recipe over at Doggy Dessert Chef. I had some egg replacer left over from my brief vegan stint and decided to try it out for kicks.
So here’s the ingredients- it’s a short list.
Whole wheat flour, baking powder, boullion or broth, oats, 1 egg (or egg replacer.) I used sesame seeds for topping but you could use anything you like.
First, I mixed up the wet ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp of egg replacer in 2 tsp of water; then 1 tsp boullion in 2/3 cup of water.
I measured 2 cups of whole wheat flour, mixed in 1/2 tsp baking powder for kicks, and mixed that into the wet ingredients.
Once that’s mixed, stir in 3 tbsp rolled oats. Oats make everything look healthier, don’t they?
This recipe is super easy to do by hand, in one bowl. It’s very low-fuss.
My recommended tools are a nonstick mat like a silpat, a silicone rolling pin, and 2 sizes of round cookie cutters if you want to get fancy.
The resulting dough is pretty sticky, so if you don’t have a silpat, use parchment paper. 1/2 inch thick is just right.
First, use the large cookie cutter to make your circles: Dough!
Then you punch out the hole: Dough-nut! Isn’t it cute?
Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Break the hearts of your family members who assume you are baking for them.
Now since you’ve already read the ingredients, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear that this is a rather savory donut. It’s not a Krispy Kreme by any means. That being said, I thought it was tasty.
In fact, I decided they could just as easily be referred to as doggie bagels, should you be looking for a dog brunch item at some point. Especially with a sprinkle of sesame seeds!
Since I didn’t have any of the ingredients listed in the Doggie Dessert Chef portion of the recipe for the carob frosting, I substituted a spoonful of Greek yogurt and some sprinkles. It photographs quite well.
UNLESS of course you are trying to get a rabidly hungry Goldenbeast to hold one on his nose long enough for pictures. In that case, I’d go with a more solid topping that sets. Otherwise you end up with a frustrated dog and an ugly donut that got flopped on the floor a few too many times.
Beauty aside, the consensus is in: Bagel, donut, whatever you call it- tastes great! Shall I dub them Brody bagels? Bronuts? (er, maybe not that.)
Note: the very forlorn laboceros in the background received one as well.