Great balls of egg (dog treats)
Great balls of egg
If you want to have a bit of fun with your dog, these treats are great. They are basically hard balls of oatmeal pastry wrapped around a hardboiled egg, and are designed to keep your dog happy as she chases it around trying to crack it open and get to the tasty egg and cheese center.
The recipe makes 5, but they need to be eaten within a few days, so why not give away a few to doggie-loving friends (or if you’re feeling mean, pass them off as Scotch Eggs at a dinner party!)
You’ll need (to make 5 balls)
50g butter or margarine
75g rolled oats
75g plain flour
50g cheese, grated
1. Firstly, hardboil 5 of the 6 eggs (about 8 minutes is fine) and remove the shells.
2. Then to make the crunchy outer, rub the butter, oats and flour together to form a crumbly mix. Beat in the remaining egg, and gradually add just enough hot water to make a sticky, but firm, dough. Roll this out thinly on a floury board and cut into five equal squares.
3. Now sprinkle a little cheese on each square, and place an egg in the middle of each one. Wrap up the dough to completely enclose the egg and place the finished balls on a well-greased baking tray. Cook for 25 minutes in a moderate oven, allow to cool and let the games begin!
2oz butter or margarine
2.5oz rolled oats
2.5oz plain flour
2oz cheese, grated
Dana, these sound great! I've got to make some for Bella and Marrok soon. I bet they'll just love them, thanks!
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