|Again I apologise for the (lack of) Quality of these photos - my camera was still in for repair :-(|
As a complete side note... WOW! I honestly cannot believe we've made it this far! After Bolt there are only two more to go, then there will be a Disney Movie and cake shaped hole in my heart! It has been rather a long time coming though... don't you think?
Anyways, Bolt was the final of the list that I hadn't cared to watch before, but the premise behind the choice of baked goods was simple enough. Bolt is a film about a dog (named Bolt) and dogs have a baked treat of their very own... Doggy Biscuits!
My aunty, a couple of my cousins and by brother all used to eat Boneos. Like actual Boneos intended for a dog. It really grossed me out. But anyways, I wanted to create something that looked like a doggy biscuit, but that was suitable for human consumption (and preferably tasty, too!) So I ran a Google search for "Doggy Biscuits for People" and this was the first site that came up.
Yes - it is a website for Dog Biscuits recipes, for dogs. But the recipe I based my doggy biscuits on is the one called "Peanut Butter Dog People Biscuits". A recipe for dogs AND people... or at least that's how I chose to look at it. I figured there was nothing in the recipe that I wouldn't normally put in a biscuit (flour, oats, peanut butter, honey... all seemed fairly standard to me!) and besides, I made (and we ate) bacon cupcakes for Angel's birthday a few weeks ago. If we can eat cupcakes that contain bacon, then we can eat biscuits containing biscuit-y things, even if they were intended for dogs.
To make them more appetising, more people friendly and completely unsuitable for doggy consumption, I decided to add a layer of peanut butter and cover the whole thing in chocolate. Because, even though I am distinctly not American, I can only agree that everything tastes better with added peanut butter and chocolate.
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 48 cookies
For the biscuits:
180g plain flour
30g rolled oats
75g crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1 medium egg
drop of vanilla extract
For the topping:
400g milk chocolate
100g crunchy peanut butter
250g icing sugar
milk, as required
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Place all of the biscuit ingredients in a large bowl and beat until a dough is formed.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into shapes. Place these on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Place on a rack to cool. (You may need to bake these in batches.)
- One cool, melt 100g of the chocolate. Dip the bottom of each biscuit into the chocolate and place back onto the tray, chocolate side up, to set.
- Meanwhile prepare the peanut butter frosting: place the shortening and peanut butter into a bowl and beat until combined. Add the icing sugar and beat well. Add a little milk if the frosting becomes too think. place the frosting into a piping bag.
- One the chocolate on the biscuits has set, turn them over to be chocolate side down. Pipe peanut butter frosting onto each biscuit, trying to maintain the bone shape. Melt the remaining chocolate and spoon over the top of the biscuits and frosting. Leave to set for another 5-10 minutes and then serve!
The next time we're watching The Princess and the Frog, and I'll be paying baked homage to New Orleans/mardi gras by baking a king cake, (complete with an inedible baby!)