This Australia Day long weekend, why not get your bake on and cook your pooch some yummy cookies and of course some GOODIES for yourself too!
Our dogs Cyrup and Waffles have given these dog biscuits their tick of approval!
Goodies for your pooch: Australia Day dog biscuits
1/2 cup of peanut butter
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Mix all together in a large bowl.
Sprinkle some flour on a bread board.
Add more flour if to sticky to roll kneed and roll flat till about 1-2 cm thick.
Then use cookie cutters to cut out biscuit shapes.
Place baking paper on tray.
Cook for 30mins or until brown.
Goodies for you: Basic Chocolate Lamingtons
What you need;
6 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour
1/2 cup (75g) cornflour
20g butter, melted
2 tablespoons boiling water
2 cups (160g) desiccated coconut
4 cups (640g) icing sugar mixture
1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder
1 cup (250ml) hot water
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper. Use an electric mixer on high speed to whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl for 10 mins or until mixture is thick and creamy and sugar dissolves.
Meanwhile, sift the combined flour and cornflour into a bowl. Repeat 2 more times.
Sift the flour mixture over the egg mixture and use a metal spoon or balloon whisk to gently fold until just combined. Add the butter and boiling water and gently fold until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in the pan for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack. Cover with a damp tea towel and set aside to cool completely.
To make the chocolate icing, combine the icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and water in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth and runny.
Place the coconut in a large bowl. Use a large serrated knife to cut the cake into 12 squares. Using 2 forks, dip 1 cake square into the icing and gently turn to coat. Lift and let the excess icing drip off. Transfer to the coconut and gently turn to coat. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining cake, icing and coconut. Set aside for 30 mins to set.
Please note: while the dog biscuits are perfectly safe for human consumption, we strongly encourage you to keep your furry friend away from the lamingtons as the chocolate could cause serious health effects. For other tips to keeping your dog safe during Australia Day, make sure to check out our “Australia Day for Dogs” article here.