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Breads and cakes and muffins - Oh My!!!  When it's time to just spoil your pup, check out these yummy baked goodies to make!

BREADS
 
Buck's Best Bread Pudding
Submitted by Gibbon (3/4/06)
 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
3 eggs
1/4 C honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 slices white bread
2 C nonfat milk
Preheat oven to 325( F.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, honey, and vanilla. Beat together well.
Cube 4 slices of bread. Place in square baking dish or individual oven-proof custard dishes.
Heat milk in saucepan until scalded. Slowly add 1/2 of the hot milk into the bowl containing the egg mixture (keep whisking the egg mixture to temper). Add remaining milk.
Place baking dish(es) into a large pan for a water bath. Pour milk-egg mixture over cubed bread. Add water to the pan until the water level is equal to the liquid mixture level of the baking dishes.
Bake uncovered for about 1 hour. Let cool. Refrigerate.

Doggy Cornbread
Submitted by Gibbon (3/4/06)
 
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup bacon drippings
Combine dry ingredients. Add liquids and beat until smooth. Pour into a greased, 8" square baking pan. Bake at 425 F. for 15-20 minutes.

Pup-kin Nut Bread
Submitted by Gibbon (3/4/06)

Makes 6 Merry Mutt Mini Loafs.

1 cups all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of ginger
cup canola oil
cup honey
1 18-ounce can pumpkin
2 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour six aluminum mini bread pans.

Stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and ginger in a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl stir together the canola oil and honey. Add the pumpkin and eggs, one at a time, and stir to combine. Stir in cup of water. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

Fill the bread pans 2/3 full. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.
 
Twice-as-Nice-per-Slice Spice Bread
Submitted by Gibbon (11/25/06)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp groun cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 6 disposable aluminum mini loaf pans with non-stick vegetable spray.

Whisk together the oil and honey in a large bowl.  Beat in the egg and molasses until the mixture is smooth.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, and baking powder, and add to the molasses mixture.  Pour 1/2 cup hot tap water over the batter and stir gently.

Fill the mini loaf pans 2/3 full.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.  Cool at room temperature before serving.

Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days or wrap well and freeze for up to 2 months.

Makes 6 mini loaves.
 
CAKES/PUPCAKES (Icing recipes are below too!)
 
BIRTHDAY CAKE
Submitted by Lady Jasmine (2/20/06)
 
• 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
• 1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
• 1/2 cup Margarine, softened
• 1/2 cup Corn oil
• 1 Jar strained beef or liver baby food (2 1/2-ounce)
• 4 Eggs
• 3 Strips dog beef jerky, crumbled (optional)
• Plain yogurt (for dogs) or cottage cheese (for dogs or cats), for icing

Sift flour and baking powder together; set aside. In large bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, cream margarine until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food and eggs; mix until smooth. At low speed, gradually beat flour mixture into beef mixture until batter is smooth. Fold in beef jerky. Pour batter into well-greased and floured 8"x5"x3" loaf pan. Bake in a preheated 325F. oven 70 minutes. Let cool on wire rack a few minutes before removing from pan to cool completely. Ice each slice with yogurt or cottage cheese for dogs, or with cottage cheese for cats. Yield: 1 (8") loaf cake.
 
Happy Hound Cake
Reviewed and posted by Tessa (10/26/06)

1 3/4 all purpose flour
1/2 cup carob powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup honey
4 large egg whites
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Greade an 8 or 9 inch round pan with nonstick vegetable spray and dust with flour.

Stir the flour, carob powder and baking powder together in a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, mix the oil and honey with an electric mixer or wooden spoon. Add the egg whites, one at a time, continuing to beat. Add the yogurt and vanilla and mix to combine thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread the batter evenly in the cake pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool to room temperature before serving. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or wrap well and freeze up to 2 months.
 
Harry's Party Pupcakes
Submitted by Gibbon (9/15/06)
 
1 large apple
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey 2 eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

For the Frosting
8 oz Neufchatel Cheese (lowfat cream cheese)
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2-3 tablespoons flour
grated carrots

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Grease muffin tins.

Core, slice and mince the apple (use a food processor if you have one). Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, honey, and eggs, then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed.

Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.

For the frosting, combine the Neufchatel cheese (at room temperature), honey, and yogurt until smooth. Add enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the pupcakes, sprinkle them with finely shredded carrots as garnish, and you're ready for a doggone good party!

Makes 16-18 pupcakes. If you prefer a single-layer cake, spoon the batter into a sheet pan and bake for an extra 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). Let the cake cool, then frost and decorate with carrot shavings.
 

JERKY CAKE
Submitted by Bullet (2/1/07)


Here's a make-at-home beef-flavored dog cake recipe from Bullwrinkle.com:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup corn oil
1 jar strained beef baby food
4 eggs
2-3 strips of beef jerky

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x5x3 inch loaf pan. Cream butter until smooth. Add corn oil, baby food, and eggs. Mix until smooth.

Mix dry ingredients into beef mixture until batter is smooth. Crumble beef jerky and fold into batter. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Frost with plain yogurt, cream cheese or cottage cheese. Crumble another strip of beef jerky and sprinkle on top of icing. Store in refrigerator.

 

ICING:

1 tub (the big one) of low-fat cream cheese
Maybe 4 tbs peanut butter
a few squirts of honey

 
PAWSHAKE CAKE
Submitted by Gibbon (4/19/06)
 
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup unsalted peanut butter
1 large egg
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup chopped peanuts unsalted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans with nonstick vegetable spray and dust with flour. Stir together the flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the honey and peanut butter with an electric mixer or wooden spoon. Beat in the egg and milk. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mis until smooth.

Pour the batter into the cake pans. Sprinkle the top of batter with peanuts. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool down before slicing.

Store in airtight container for three days or wrap well and freeze up to 2 months!!

 
PLUTO'S BIRTHDAY CAKE
Submitted by Pluto (8/18/06)
 
instant mashed potato
wet dog food ( fancy one like lamb an rice veggie mix)
hard dog treat
food coloring (just a pinch)

She dumped the wet dog food on a small plate, shaped it round than she made the instant potato in a mixing bowl, added the food coloring than spread it on the dog cake like frosting. She than graded some dog treat on top to give it a crunchy cookie look. She slapped on the #2 candle an BAMMM!! It was delish!!!!
 
ICING
 
Icing That Requires Refrigeration:

White Carob Icing
Submitted by Bullet (12/13/06)

This icing can be colored naturally for decorating:

For pink icing - use beet powder
For green icing - use spinach powder
For yellow icing - use turmeric

Directions:

3 cups white carob chips (available at heath food stores)
1 tablespoon vegetable powder for coloring (see above)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Melt carob chips and add vegetable oil and colorings. Dip cookies halfway in icing, or use a pastry brush to cover, and place cookies on waxed paper to dry.


The Following Icing Recipes Require Refrigeration

Banana Carob Frosting
Submitted by Bullet (12/13/06)

2 cup mashed banana
1 Tbs safflower margarine
6 Tbs carob flour
2 tsp vanilla
3 tsp unbleached flour

Blend ingredients well. Frost cookies with a spatula or fill a pastry bag fitted with a fine tip and pipe onto cookies.

Cream Cheese Frosting
Submitted by Bullet (12/13/06)

12 ounces nonfat cream cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons honey

Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Frost cookies with a spatula or fill a pastry bag fitted with a fine tip and pipe onto cookies.

Cinnamon Vanilla variation: To the above recipe, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 3 teaspoons of cinnamon.
 
MUFFINS

 
Cottage Cheese Pear Muffins
Submitted by Gibbon (12/18/06)
Recipe created by Daneboys

2 c flour
1/8 c honey
1 tsp powder (optional)
1 tsp soda (optional)
1/2 tsp cardamom

1 c cottage cheese
1/2 c milk
1/2 c apple juice concentrate (no sugar added)
1 Tbl oil or applesauce
1 egg
1/2 c honey

2 pears, peeled and chopped

Preheat to 400 degrees.

Mix first set of ingredients in a large bowl until combined and set aside. Combine second set separately and gradually add to the first set, stirring only until just combined. Fold in the pears.

Divide batter evenly between 12 muffin cups, lined or slightly greased. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
 
Crowning Crumpets
Submitted by Gibbon (4/19/06)
 
2 cups cornmeal
1 1/3 cups water
1 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup real bacon bits
1 egg
2/3 cup honey
paper baking cups
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into muffin pan lined with paper baking cups. Bake for aproximately 40 to 45 minutes. Cool.
 
Grrrrrnola Muttins
Submitted by Gibbon (12/15/06)

Makes 24 mutt muffins

2 C all-purpose flour
1 C quick rolled oats
1 1/2 C unsweetened granola (NO raisins) or other flavored granola
2 T baking powder
1 t ground cinnamon
1 C Honey
1/2 C canola oil
2 large eggs
1 large apple, diced (can substitute with pears, peaches or bananas)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease two 12 cup muffin pans with nonstick vegetable spray.

Stir together the flour, oats, granola, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey and oil.  Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, then 1 1/4 cups of water.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.  Fold in the apples or the fruit of your choice.

Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.  Cool to romm temperature before serving.  Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or wrap well and freeze for up to 2 months (thaw before serving).
 
Health Muffins
Submitted by Gibbon

Preheat oven to 425. Line muffin tins with foil/paper muffin forms.

1 1/2 cups oat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat bran
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup honey
3 Tbl. vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
"optional ingredients" :
apples/banana's blended together
shredded zucchini and carrots
shredded cheddar/jack cheese
cooked chicken

Mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the egg, honey and oil. Mix the milk in with the dry ingredients, blending well. At this point mix
your "optional" ingredients into the honey mixture, then mix the honey mixture into the flour/milk batter. Put in muffin tins and bake for 15- 20 minutes. These muffins freeze well.
 
Submitted by Gibbon (1/4/07)
 
2 tablespoons honey
2 3/4 cups water
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a bowl, mix together honey, water, applesauce, vanilla and egg. In a separate bowl, mix peanuts, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, mixing well. Spoon into a greased muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake 35 minutes. Store in a sealed container. Makes 16 muffins.

Munchy Muffins Recipe
Submitted by Gibbon (10/15/06)

2 carrots
2 3/4 cups water
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 bananas
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg

Shred the carrot with a hand shredder or in a blender. Mix all wet ingredients together in a bowl, then add the pureed banana. Mix together thoroughly. Set aside. Combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix thoroughly, leaving no dry mixture on the bottom. Coat a 12 muffin pan with nonstick spray. Fill each muffin hole 3/4 full. Bake about 1 hour at 350F.

All recipes are submitted by members of the group.  However, some pups can't eat certain foods.  Remember, every pup is different, so be aware before trying any of the recipes - knowledge is power!

You are what you eat!