Booscotti ie Doggie BiscottiMarch 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm | Posted in Dog Treats | 13 Comments
As you may or may not know, I despise Rachel Ray. Her obnoxious raspy voice, her fake smile and her oh so annoying phrases drive me bonkers, but when I saw she was doing a show on pet food, I knew I was going to watch. I love making treats for my puppy. Especially after all the recalls of dog products in the last year I worry less when I have a direct hand in what she eats.
All in all the show was pretty good if you get rid of the parts where Rachel Ray is talking.. The “dog food” she made was basically food she would eat that her dog can eat too. I already know how to feed my dog table scraps so there was nothing new there, but the doggie biscotti did look pretty good, so I figured I would give it a try.
I wanted to top it with the pretty carob that Rachel Ray did, but I couldn’t find any without taking a 30 min trip to Petco, which is the only place I could remember seeing carob that would work. Puddles didn’t seem to mind. These were quick and easy to whip up and Puddles loves them even more than I realized. She has convinced G to keep giving them too her all day. He’s given her so many that she’s resorted to hiding bits of them around the house. Wonderful … thanks G, you’ll be cleaning up that mess later.
Peanut-Carob Isabooscotti from Rachel Ray
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 pinches ground cinnamon
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 cup carob chips
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.In a large bowl, combine that flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Place the peanut butter in a medium bowl and microwave at high power to soften, 5 to 10 seconds. Whisk in the milk, then stir the mixture into the dry ingredients.
Shape the dough into a long, flattened log and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes; remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice the log crosswise on an angle into 1-inch-thick pieces. Set the slices on their sides (they should look like biscotti) and bake until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes more. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Melt the carob in a microwave or on the stovetop over low heat. Thin the melted carob with 1 tablespoon water, if needed. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted carob over the biscuits. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.