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Christmas Cookie Recipe for Your Pooch

These delicious Apple and Cinnamon Dog Cookies are a great Christmas treat for your pooch this festive season, and they’re healthy!

Ingredients
Makes 10 cookies

70g coconut flour
1 egg
3 teaspoons of coconut oil
Pinch of cinnamon
1 apple (grated)

And a cookie cutter

320 f for 15 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 320 f and prepare a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Heat 3 teaspoons of coconut oil in a bowl in the microwave for 1 minute, or until soft.
  3. Mix together the egg, coconut oil in a bowl.
  4. Grate 1 apple into the bowl and mix.
  5. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the mix.
  6. Weigh out 70g of coconut flour into a separate bowl, and start to add a bit of flour at a time to the wet mixture, stirring as you go.
  7. Continue adding coconut flour and mixing until you get a dough like consistency. You may not need to use all the flour to achieve this. The texture will be sticky and slightly crumbly.
  8. Dust some coconut flour onto a clean surface and place the dough on top.
  9. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin or your hands until it is approximately 1 cm thick
  10. Use a small cookie cutter (approx 5cm diameter) to press out shapes in the dough and place them onto the baking tray. Handle these carefully as the dough can be fragile due to the lack of fat in the recipe (too much fat is unhealthy for dogs!)
  11. Once all the dough has been used and the cookies are all placed on the baking tray, place them in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, keeping an eye that they do not burn.
  12. Take them out the oven and leave to cool, at this point they will firm up a bit more, so handle carefully.
  13. Once cool, store in a cool dry place, and treat your dog to a delicious cookie!

Health Benefits

  • Coconut flour is gluten free, perfect for dogs who suffer an intolerance of wheat. It’s also low in sugar and high in protein, fibre, and healthy fats.
  • In small quantities, coconut oil can promote a healthy coat, improve digestion and assist the immune system.
  • Eggs are also great for extra protein in your dog’s diet
  • Did you know, cinnamon can be incredibly helpful for senior dogs who are suffering with arthritis? Adding a small amount to your dog’s diet can be incredibly beneficial.
  • Apples are a source of Vitamin A and C so make a great, healthy treat for your dog, but don’t feed them the core when you have finished grating the apple, as the seeds are harmful.

As always, treats should be given to dogs alongside a healthy balanced diet, and do not feed them too many at a time.

We’d love to see your photos of this cookie recipe, tag us on Instagram using #OmletPets.

 

Sources:
https://www.chewchewtreats.ca/blogs/chewchew-treats-blog/coconut-flour-benefits-for-dogs
https://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/nutrition/dog-approved-people-food
https://www.dogster.com/dog-food/about-cinnamon-for-dogs
https://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/can-dogs-eat-apples/29085
https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

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Warming Winter Breakfast for your Chickens

The cold, frosty temperatures of Winter are in full swing, and while you are enjoying a warm cup of tea in the warmth of your kitchen, you might be looking out on your girls wondering how they feel about the colder weather.

If you’re looking for a new way to keep them warm first thing in the morning, or late afternoon just before they go to roost, consider making this yummy, warm corn recipe, specially for your hens, with a festive flavour which will provide extra nutrients to keep up their health this winter. It’s super simple and quick to make.

Ingredients – for 2-3 chickens

2oz corn

1oz oats

1oz raisins

100ml hot water

Pinch of ginger, cinnamon

Method

Soak the corn, oats and raisins in hot water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in a pinch of Ginger and Cinnamon for added nutrients for your chickens. Leave to cool slightly before feeding to chickens.

Ginger supports the immune system and provides anti-inflammatory benefits which can be particularly beneficial for a poorly hen. Cinnamon has antibacterial and antioxidant benefits, and can reduce inflammation, these are extremely good for chickens as they are likely to experience respiratory problems.

Source: https://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2015/05/spice-up-your-chicken-keeping-for.html

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Fall Festive Pumpkin Cheesecake


Holiday baking is so much better with eggs fresh from your backyard chicken coop. This pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect dessert to serve to guests. Deceptively elegant but surprisingly easy to make, it’s great for holiday parties because it can be made a day or two in advance.

 
Sharing this yummy recipe from guest blogger Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily.

 

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Homemade Hamster Treats

The school summer holidays are in full swing and there’s no better time to do some baking with the kids! Ruby and Harry decided they would like to make some treats for their Syrian Hamster called Ginny!!

So here’s a simple recipe to make some yummy Crunchy Honey Delights!

Ingredients:

Cheerios (sugar-free kind)
Sesame Seeds
Honey
Oats

1. Add sesame seeds and oats into a bowl
 

2. Crush the Cheerios in a small bag, don’t crush them into dust, just small pieces

3. Add the Cheerios to the sesame seeds and oats and mix together

4. Drizzle honey over the mixture and coat well

5. Use your fingers to mold the mixture into small balls that your hamster can hold,
then put them on a baking tray and into the fridge for 15 minutes

6. Heat your oven to 370 degrees farenheit and bake treats for 8-10 minutes and then let them cool completely

7. It’s time for the taste test….. does Ginny like the new treats….?

8. Ginny loved the Crunchy Honey Delights!

Happy Baking and remember to only give your Hamster little treats once or twice a week!

Check out the Qute Hamster House from $99.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe: Raspberry & Lemon Meringue Roulade

Raspberry & Lemon Meringue Roulade

We’ve always been fans of a super summer pavlova for dessert, but this year have been rolling up all that yumminess into a meringue roulade that guarantees a taste of all the flavours in every spoonfull!

Ingredients for meringue:

6 Eggs (whites only)
10oz Superfine Sugar
1oz Superfine Sugar for sprinkling
1 tsp Corn Starch
1 tsp White Wine Vinegar

Ingredients for filling:

14oz Heavy Cream, whipped
Small jar Lemon Curd (homemade if possible)
2 Cartons of Fresh Raspberries
Powdered Sugar for dusting

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 350f, line a baking sheet with non-stick baking parchment.

2) Whisk the egg whites until they form firm peaks.

3) Sprinkle the corn starch and white wine vinegar over the whisked egg whites then add the superfine sugar steadily whilst still whisking.

4) Spread the meringue mixture onto the lined baking tray.

5) Bake for 10 mins at 350f then turn the oven down to 320f and bake for another 10 mins until the meringue is starting to colour and is firm to touch.

6) Lay a clean tea towel on the work surface, place a sheet of parchment over the top and sprinkle with 1oz caster sugar.

7) Take the baked meringue out of the oven and turn upside down on the prepared sugar dusted parchment, remove the baking sheet, allow to cool completely.

8) Once the meringue is cool, peel off the sheet of baking parchment that it was baked on and spread the whipped cream over the whole area of of the meringue.

9) Dollop/spread spoonfuls of lemon curd at regular intervals over the cream and scatter the raspberries on top.

10) Using the parchment paper for support, carefully roll the meringue to resemble a swiss roll, ensuring the parchment and tea towel don’t get caught up in the dessert!.

11) Transfer to a serving platter, dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

 

 

 

Recipe courtesy of Hen Corner

www.hencorner.com

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Recipe: Easter Chocolate Nests

Chocolate Nests

A super treat, especially at Easter, that’s easy enough for the children to make. It’s also a handy recipe to use up any extra chocolate if you can’t quite manage to eat all your Easter Eggs!

 

Ingredients:
Makes 12
3.5oz Milk Chocolate
1.7oz Puffed Rice Cereal
24 Mini Chocolate Eggs

 

Method:
1) Melt the chocolate over a bowl of hot water (do supervise well if children are helping).
2) Stir in the puffed rice.
3) Distribute the chocolate rice mixture between 12 paper cake cases, press into nest shapes with the back of a spoon.
4) Pop a couple of mini eggs into the nest, allow to cool as the chocolate sets.
5) Share and enjoy!

 

 

Recipe courtesy of Hen Corner

 

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Perfect British Pancakes Recipe!

Pancake Day

Pancakes in the UK are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday as the last meal before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Historically, people would use up the goodies and treats in their larders before a 40 day fast as they pray and prepare themselves for Christ’s death and resurrection at Easter.
This is a great recipe to enjoy in February as pure breed hens are just coming back into lay and, hopefully, you’ll have eggs aplenty!

This quantity of batter makes 6 pancakes.

Ingredients:

7oz plain flour
1/5 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup of milk

To cook:

Vegetable oil (we used organic rapeseed oil)

To serve:

Sugar and lemon wedges

 

Method:

1) Combine the flour and salt in a large jug, make a dip/well in the middle of the flour and crack the eggs into the well.

2) Begin to whisk the eggs together with a couple of tablespoons of milk starting to incorporate some of the flour as you go.

3) Continue to add the milk a few tablespoons at a time, whisking as you go, gradually incorporating the flour. This will help create a smooth batter.

4) Once all the ingredients are combined, leave the batter to rest for 30 minutes.

5) Preheat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat, brushing the inside with a thin coating of oil.

6) Pour in a small amount of batter and swirl it around the pan for an even coating.

7) As it cooks, watch for the pancake to start coming away from the edges of the pan, then loosen under the pancake with a spatula.

8) Confidently toss your pancake (or carefully turn over) to cook the other side, they are ready once lightly browned each side.

9) Continue cooking the rest of the batter, brushing the pans with a little oil in between each new pancake.

Serve sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice, or any indulgent topping of your choice!

If you want a great way to keep your eggs fresh and in the correct order, why not treat yourself to a fabulous Egg Skelter?

 

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Recipe: Baked Buttermilk Donuts

We recently ran a competition to find a star baker and the winner was Robin on Facebook with her Baked Buttermilk Donuts, they looked so delicious that we wanted to give them a go ourselves. She kindly shared her recipe with us, check it out:

2 cups cake flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
Two large eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour baked donuts pan. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Beat until just combined. Fill well 2/3 full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. The top of the donut should spring back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Invert to cooling rack and cool completely. Glaze and decorate as desired.

 

 

 

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Recipe: English Mince Pies

As Omlet is a British company we thought it would be nice to bring one of our traditions over the pond and teach you how to make a classic Mince Pie. We understand some people may have never heard of a Mince Pie so here are some FAQs-

What are Mince Pies?

Mince Pies are small sweet pastry pies filled with dried fruit, nuts and spices. They can be served hot or cold.

Do they contain actual meat?

The modern day version of a mince pie does not contain meat however original recipes used to be savoury and would contain minced meat and suet.

Where did they originate?

Mince pies are of British origin and took influence from Middle Eastern ingredients when European crusaders brought them back in the 13th Century.

Are they tasty?

Oohhhh YES! We can confirm they are extremely yummy and you will be baking lots of batches as they’re very moreish.

Please see below for the list of ingredients and watch our step by step video to learn how to make these!

Ingredients for traditional English Mince Pies:

Mincemeat:

500g of dried fruit and nuts

Orange Zest

1 Apple

2 tsp Mixed Spice

1tbsp Honey

100g of Brown Sugar

100g of Frozen Butter

100ml of Brandy

Either buy Sweet Shortcrust Pastry from the store or have a go at making your own.

Pastry:

300g of Plain Flour

150g of Diced Butter

Pinch of Salt

50g of Caster Sugar

Egg Yolk

Dash of Milk

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Recipe: Amaretti Biscuits

Ingredients:

180g of Ground Almonds

120g of Golden Caster Sugar

Grated Zest of a Lemon

A Pinch of Salt

A tot of Amaretti liquor

2 Egg Whites

1 tbsp. of Honey

1 Handful of Flaked Almonds

Sprinkle of Icing Sugar

This recipe has a special Italian twist to it, It’s an Amaretti biscuit, lovely and chewy on the inside with flaked almonds on the outside, very quick and easy to make. We love this recipe as it uses contributions from both the bees and the chickens at the Hen Corner Urban Farm.

 

Pour all of your ground almonds into a mixing bowl and add the golden caster sugar. Add the grated zest of a lemon and a pinch of salt. Then we make this biscuit festively merry with a lovely little tot of Amaretti liquor. Give that a good mix with a wooden spoon.

 

Put that to one side.

 

Then in a separate bowl mix two egg whites with a tablespoon of honey. It’ll start to look similar to a meringue consistency.

 

You are then going to fold the egg whites into your almond mix.

 

You want this evenly combined and then you’re going to pipe it onto a baking tray that’s lined with parchment paper.

 

Coat the piped formations in flaked almonds and icing sugar before baking in a moderate oven for about 15-20 minutes.

 

You can either plate them up to pass around on a tray ready to be enjoyed or you

wrap them up with a bit of ribbon to make cute edible decorations, ready to hang them from the Christmas tree.

 

We hope you have a go at making these yourself, they’re really quite simple and really rather special.

 

Merry Christmas from Hen Corner and Omlet

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Recipe: Chocolate Chilli Triangles


Chocolate Chilli Triangle recipe_USA from Omlet on Vimeo.

Ingredients:

100g Dark choc chips
275g Golden caster sugar

165g Dairy free spread
1tbsp Cocoa powder
A sprinkle of Chilli Flakes
A pinch of Salt
5 Eggs
2tbsp of Ground Almonds
Edible golden glitter

Method:

This recipe is one of our favourites: these are Chocolate Chili Triangles. What’s great about this recipe is
that it is gluten free and it is dairy free. So if you’ve got friends who have got a special diet, this is a real top
treat for them. It’s also a very straightforward recipe. In a heatproof bowl we are putting 100 g of dark
chocolate chips, 275 g of golden caster sugar, 165 g of dairy free spread, 1 big tablespoon of cocoa
powder, a sprinkle of chili flakes and a pinch of salt. This is simply going over some boiling water on the
stove until it’s melted down and we can mix it together.
The second part of the recipe is to whisk together 5 eggs. Once we’ve whisked the eggs together, we’re going to add two tablespoons of ground almonds, and once our chocolate mix is melted, combine the lot together and
bake it in the oven. Just fold it in, for even consistency. Take a square baking tray, line it with parchment paper, and simply pour in the chocolate mix. This then goes into the oven at a 180°C or 350°F for 35 min.
Take the tray out the oven and allow to cool, then lift the parchment out of the tin. Now is time to make your chocolate chilli sparkle and shine. Spray the golden glitter across the top of the square, covering it and then cut
it into triangles. They’re certainly something special. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas from Hen Corner and Omlet.

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Poached Eggs Life Hack

We all love a good runny poached egg but it’s impossible to cook more than one at a time without them falling apart. Out of all the tricks in the book I have never managed to cook multiple poached eggs so that they all come out perfect.  I tried all of the old wives tales you can imagine, spin the water, add vinegar, cook them in deep water, cook them in shallow water. I officially gave up and resided to a life of scrambled and fried eggs….until now.

Behold the champion of all poached egg hacks, the clingfilm (saran wrap) technique, huzzah! Below I will take you through this nifty method step by step so that you two can enjoy all the poached eggs you wish for:

  1. Lay out a piece of saran wrap and rip it off the roll
  2. Place the wrap over a cup and push the wrap into it slightly, creating a little dip
  3. Pour a small amount of oil into the dip and spread it around the area covering the cup (this makes sure that your egg is easy to remove from the wrap later)
  4. Crack a fresh egg into the dip in the wrap
  5. Pull each of the corners of the wrap up to meet in the middle high above the egg, wist the wrap down to the egg making a seal, it should now look like a pod at the bottom
  6. Repeat for the number of eggs you are cooking
  7. Fill your saucepan halfway and get it to a gentle simmer over medium heat
  8. Slowly drop your bunch of egg pods into the saucepan and time for 3 1/2 minutes
  9. Pull the eggs out and cut the twisted part of saran wrap off (be careful the eggs and wrap will be hot)
  10. Slowly peel away the wrap and place your egg on toast, bacon, gammon, biscuits, pancakes whatever you prefer

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