more animal treats

I’ve been busy with a crochet hook this week, something I haven’t used for many a year. More on that in a future post. In the meantime, here’s the horse treats recipe from big sis that I promised you here.
2 apples blitzed in a blender
1/4 cup treacle and a little water
1 cup oats
2 cups granary or white or wheat flour
12 extra strong peppermints – crushed
Mix all ingredients into a dough, roll out to about 1/2″ (1cm) thick, bake at Gas 4, 350F, 180C for about 40 mins until golden. When cool, cut into cubes and store in an airtight container. (It’s easier to cut them when cool than before they go in the oven.)
These treats will only remain fresh for about a week so big sis recommends that you keep only a few days supply in the container and freeze the rest in batches.

This next one is Dave dog’s absolute favourite. He’s a sucker for liver!
1 lb liver blitzed till smooth (or almost)
2 eggs beaten
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup polenta
7 x 11″ baking tin, generously lined so that the lining will overlap across the long sides.
Mix liver and eggs together then stir in flour and polenta until you have a fairly stiff mixture. Spoon into the lined baking tin and smooth down with a spatula. The mixture will be about 1/2″ thick. Bake at gas 4, 350F, 180C,  for 12 minutes. Remove from tin (the overlap in the tin lining makes it easy to lift out), fold the lining over on itself, turn the whole thing upside down, place back in tin and bake for further 12 minutes. Remove when cool and cut into small pieces. Store a small amount in an air tight container and freeze the remainder in batches for future use.

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