A festive menu for your dog

festive menu

It’s that time of the year again! Indeed, Christmas is upon us all, humans and fluffy friends alike! 🙂

Got some kitchen time scheduled in the diary already?
Why don’t you make the most of the occasion to cook some savoury delights for your pooch? Any member of the family deserves a festive menu, right? Follow our recipes and make your dog happy this Christmas by putting some yummy in its tummy! But first, some advice before we sart:

  1. Some products should never be eaten by dogs, even in small amounts. Learn how to recognise and avoid them.
  2. Generally avoid salt and sugar for your dog
  3. We recommend asking your vet about your dog’s specific dietary requirements to make your menu 100% suited to your dog.

Ready for The Great British Canine Cook Off?
Let’s have a look at the menu, where you’ll find for each course, the necessary ingredients as well as the method to follow!

FESTIVE STARTERS

Liver pâté

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg of liver
  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of oil

Method:

  • Mash the liver into a puree
  • Gradually add the oats and flour until the dough looks homogenous
  • Place it in a dish previously greased with olive oil
  • Bake in the oven (180º) during 25 minutes
  • Serve cold

festive pâté

Tuna appetisers

Ingredients:

  • 2 tins of tuna in spring water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Parmesan cheese

Method:

  •  Crumble the tuna.
  • Mix in with the flour and eggs.
  • Add a bit of water to get a dough similar to that obtained with yoghurt cake.
  • Add the cheese
  • Leave to rest for 30 to 60 minutes
  • Flatten down the dough with a rolling pin and cut the appetisers in the shape you wish: heart, bone, Christmas tree etc.
  • Bake in the oven (180º) for 15 minutes.
  • Serve at room temperature

festive appetisers

FESTIVE MAINS

Turkey and potatoe stew

Ingredients:

  • 225 gr. of potatoes
  • 225 gr. of courgette
  • 110 gr. of celery
  • 1 turkey breast (225 gr. pound)
  • 1/2 cube of reduced salt beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons of flour

Method:

  • In a pressure cooker, place the potatoes, courgette, celery (all cut in small cubes) and cover in water.
  • Add the bits of turkey, half of stock cube and flour
  • Mix everything together
  • Leave to cook for 9 minutes over an open flame
  • Serve at room temperature or cold.

festive stew

Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 500 gr. of minced meat
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 70 gr. of green beans
  • 70 gr. of garden peas
  •  2 small carrots
  • 4 eggs
  • Bread crumbs

Method:

  • In a saucepan, boil the peas, beans and carrots for 20 minutes and reserve.
  • Make an omelette with the eggs and reserve.
  • Mix the minced meat with the white bread (previously soaked in milk)
  • On the cling film, place in successive layers, the meat, vegetables and omelette.
  • Roll everything inside the cling film to get a a candy-shaped roll
  • Open it and add the bread crumbs all over the roll and then place it into a new cling film roll
  • Reserve for 20 minutes
  • Place the roll inside the oven (without clingfilm!) in a previously greased dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes (180º)

festive meatloaf

FESTIVE DESSERTS

Banana bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of oats
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 bananas

Method: 

  • Mix the bananas with the milk, honey and eggs.
  • Add the flour and oats
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes (160º)

 

festive banana bread

 

Pumpkin cupcakes

Ingredients:

(You will need a tray for cupcakes, paper muffin liners and a blender)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1  0% fat yogurt
  • 150 gr. of brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 80 gr. of olive oil
  • 210 gr. of cooked pumpkin
  • 100 gr. of oat flakes
  • 80 gr. of honey

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 170º C. Beat the eggs with the oil, yogurt and honey. In another container, mix in the flour, a little bit of yeast and the cinnamon.
  • Gradually add the flour to the container where you’ve mixed the eggs and the rest of the ingredients. Finally, add the pumpkin to the mix.
  • Carefully place the dough in the muffin liners. We recommend using cupcake cups.
  • Place them all in the oven for 25 mins. or until they are golden brown.
  • To know if the cupcakes are ready, insert a knife into them and if the knife comes out dry, then the cupcakes are ready.

Now just a bit of patience until they cool down!

 

festive cupcakes

Paw-licking good dinner ahoy!

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