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Homemade Treats (photo essay)

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Last Sunday I needed some high value treats for Nose Work class, so I decided to give my new silicone pan a try.  (File this post under things you can do once final grades are in.)  The results were excellent:  hundreds of healthy treats and three very happy dogs.  These pans are popular now for making dog treats, and there is a lot of information available about which ones to buy and what recipes work best.  A good place to start is the Pyramid Dog Treats page.

Here are some photos from my kitchen.

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TFW your human is baking and you heard it was something for dogs (!!)

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Perfecting my technique. (Arlo waiting patiently, top left). After the first batch, I realized that spreading the batter went a lot faster with a spatula.

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Helper dog covered in flour.

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I was surprised at how easily the finished treats popped out of the pan. After batch three, I realized they come out even more easily if you wait for them to cool. (Note: some people think treats come out cleaner if you use the pan with round holes. That’s the one I have.)

 

 

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Franz keeping an eye on the process.

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One tray’s worth. (Maria waiting in the background.)

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Me: Ready! Dogs: Finally!

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