Anzac Biscuits are a hundred year old tradition in Australia. This easy to make sweet treat was sent from homes to Australian and New Zealand soldiers (ANZACS) serving in World War I. In celebration of Anzac Day this year, I decided to make a dog friendly version just for your pup!
1 1/4 Cups Wholemeal Flour
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cups Desiccated Coconut
3 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
1. Preheat oven to 175C. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
2. Combine flour, oats and coconut in a bowl.
3. Mix the applesauce and golden syrup in a separate bowl, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix together until fully combined.
4. Scoop out bite sized pieces with a spoon and roll into little balls, and place on lined tray. Flatten each cookie with the back of a fork.
5. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Place on baking rack to cool.
* Makes 16 Anzac Biscuits
* Golden Syrup can be interchanged with treacle.
** The above recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any new additions to your dogs diet.
By Sarah Dickerson
Valentine’s Day is almost here, can you believe it? Since we had such a fun and popular 5 Minute Valentine last year we just had to partake in this love filled holiday once again with another quick and easy project. Say hello to the Valentine Welcome Rug! A fun way to spread the love AND it’s perfect for those dusty little paws. Even better, it wont take all afternoon to create. You’ll be done in minutes!
Plain Door Mat
Heart Stencil/Paper Heart
Paint Brush or Paint Sponge – I found both helpful.
Indoor/Outdoor Paint – I used Martha Stewart’s non-toxic craft paint in ‘Habanero’ red.
1. Use your stencil and Sharpie to trace a heart on your rug.
2. Once you have the heart drawn, begin filling in the heart with paint. Make sure to cover your sharpie marks.
3. Let dry before your pup walks on it. We don’t want red paw prints throughout the house! Mine took about a 20 minutes sitting in the sun.
I absolutely love how well this welcome rug turned out, I think I might just keep it out all year long. Enjoy your new rug and have a most excellent Valentine’s Day!
AUTHOR: Sarah Dickerson is a visual designer and photographer from the Midwest who loves animals, all things English, rainy nights, cozy backyard gatherings, twinkling lights, and festive weddings. To see more of her work, visit her website and blog, Chic Sprinkles.
Welcome back to Pretty Fluffy for 2013! I’ve missed you all so much, so what better way to say hello than with a sweet Valentine’s Day Dog Treat Recipe. Puppy Hugs and Kisses for everyone!
Keep reading for the full recipe…
3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Molasses
2 Tablespoons Honey
250g Plain Organic Yoghurt or Carob Drops
2 Large Bowls
Mixing and measuring utensils
X and O Cookie Cutters
1. Get two large bowls. In one bowl combine the water, olive oil, molasses and honey. In the second bowl combine the flour, and cinnamon.
2. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until all are combined.
3. Divide the dough into two, wrap and refrigerate for minimum 3.5 hours.
4. Once chilled, remove dough from fridge and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness (less than a centimetre).
5. Pre-heat oven to 180 C (350 F). Line 2 flat cookie trays with baking paper.
6. Use your X and O Cookie Cutters to cut out the treats. Place on baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
1. Place yoghurt or carob drops in a heat safe bowl. Melt the drops over boiling water, stirring constantly.
2. Dip the treats into the melted drops and allow to cool before serving.
* Makes approximately 80 small treats, depending on size of cookie cutters.
* Why not package up a selection of treats in lolly bags for Valentine’s treats for doggie friends?
* Store in an airtight container and consume within the week.
** The above recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dogs diet.
Hi Pretty Fluffies!
Need a last minute Christmas gift? Today I’m over at IHeart Organizing with 15 Ideas for Grocery Store Gift Boxes that won’t break the budget!
That’s right, gorgeous last minute gifts that you can get through a trip to the grocery store, a little DIY and some free printables whipped up by yours truly…and OF COURSE there’s some last minute pet presents in there as well! Click here to see the full post and download your own free printable.
Happy Holidays! x