Mitzi's baking! Can you believe it? No, you're quite right.. It wasn't Mitzi baking at all, it was me baking for Mitzi... Which is probably even more surprising than my dog baking!
So why was I baking for Mitzi? Well, when Mitzi was 6 months old we found out that she has either a wheat or a beef intolerance, or both! So her diet had to change and since then we have been on the look out for wheat-free and/or beef-free snacks. We found a great source of snacks for her when we went to the Million Paws Walk - Waggy Dog Bakehouse. We have done one order of snack biscuits from them so far and will be ordering from them again, but in the meantime we thought we would also see if we can make some for her.
So after lots of snooping around the interweb, we found a couple of different recipes that looked easy and tasty. So today I decide to test one of them out - pumpkin cookies.
They were so easy to make. The recipe actually calls for canned pumpkin but as we don't have that here in Australia I used good ole' fresh butternut squash and mashed it with a small amount of butter into a nice purée. And guess what, I think it worked!! What do you think? The recipe also asked for dried milk powder.. which I didn't have in the cupboard... so I added a teaspoon of honey to sweeten the recipe slightly.
Thumbs up from Mitzi!
And look how many the recipe made - about 50 biscuits. We have stars, hearts and a couple of bells. I don't have a bone shaped cookie cutter but I know there must be one out there somewhere.
Such an easy bake... And obviously a hit with Mitzi!
See you all again real soon!