Recipe of the Week :: Poochie Pleasin' Pretzels
When your pooch needs treats in a hurry, don't get frazzled and knotted... twist up some of these instead! Keep in mind, these weekly recipes are not only all natural, but they are perfect bites for you and the dog in your life to share (just use separate bowls!).
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 - 115 degrees)
1 tablespoon honey
4 cups white flour
1 egg, beaten
Now then, you're all set to twist and shout! This will yield between 10 and 12 paw-licking pretzels.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and enough flour to make a soft dough and knead for 6 to 8 minutes until smooth.
Pinch off about 2 tablespoons of dough for each pretzel. Roll out dough using the palm of your hand into long, pencil-like shapes, about 12 inches long and 1/2-inch thick.
Shape into pretzel twists and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg. Bake for 20 minutes, then cool on a rack. Store leftovers in a sealed container.
A big thanks to Three Dog Bakery for this recipe. For more human/canine-friendly treat ideas, check out their cookbook on AmazonSmile (and don't forget to register Friends of the Animal Village as your non-profit of choice!).