Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cooking with the Dog - Puppy Love: Valentine's Day Pupcakes


One week until Valentine's Day!  Do you have your pressies planned?  Around here, the furkids rule our house (and our hearts) so sous-chef Oli and I decided to create and share a doggy pupcake recipe with you for Valentine's Day. They are quick and easy, leaving no excuse for not picking up a few simple supplies and baking up a batch for your favourite Valen-canine this week.  Please excuse my "fancy" valentine - we were out of printer ink! Doh! Oli didn't mind - he knew the love was there!



Valentine's Day Pupcakes

1.5 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter
Small dollop of honey (optional)
Chopped peanuts to sprinkle (optional) 

Preheat oven to 180C.  Mix all ingredients to form a wet cookie-dough type batter.  You may need to add a little water depending on the consistency of your peanut butter and the size of your dollop. :) I am a pretty free and easy baker! Pat into greased mini-muffin tins, filling each cup just below full and pressing a few peanuts into each pupcake (chop to a safe size to suit your dog, if used). Bake your pupcakes at 180C until risen and firm to the touch (approximately 15 minutes). Cool on a rack for around 5 minutes and then remove from the pan to cool completely.  Yes...these do smell VERY nice while cooking and cooling...my partner almost stole one to sample.  :) Spoil to your favourite fur Valentine rotten.  Extra pupcakes can be kept in an air-tight container for a few days or wrapped and frozen for any-time surprise treaties.

WARNING: 
Peanut butter pupcake prep smells may cause excessive sous-chef drooling, 
puppy dog eyes, and demands for quality control samples...feel free to give in!


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2 comments:

  1. Cute! I spent an hour & a half baling teeny tiny nibbles to use at dog training club with Rilla....yes, I'm slightly crazy, as the pieces were a toothpick swipe size :-D

    Have a lovely day!
    S x

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  2. Sarah, there is nothing wrong with being a little crazy when it comes to the furkids. ;)

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