It's International Dog Day!
We thought we could have another chat about dogs and why they are so important to us. Dogs provide companionship and company. They can be a comfort to people who crave unconditional interaction with another living being. According to Leeds University, dogs can decrease levels of loneliness and give people a sense of purpose as they care for their animal companions.
The benefits of having an office dog (or 2 in our case) - Office dogs help reduce employee stress, boost office morale, promote productivity, improve employee retention and the workplace can appear more attractive to prospective employees. What more do you need to know? Now to convince your boss..
So whilst they treat us so well, why don’t WE treat them to something special... Here’s a tasty recipe to try in case your dog is getting bored of the same-old treats!
DOGGY DOUGHNUT RECIPE:
- 32g natural peanut butter
- 32g finely shredded carrots
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 96g whole wheat flour
- Natural honey, for taste
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease the silicone moulds, or cupcake cases.
In a bowl mix the peanut butter and yogurt until well combined. To this add one egg followed by shredded carrots and mix well.
Next add the wheat flour and baking soda and mix all using a spatula until the batter is well formed.
Divide the batter equally into 6 or 7 Pupcakes.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins or until a toothpick inserted at the centre of the pupcake comes out clean.
Let them rest in the pan for 10 mins after which transfer them to a cooling rack. Once they have completely cooled down they are ready to be frosted.
For decoration, mix plain yoghurt with natural food colourings for an iced look. For the sprinkles, we used sesame seeds and natural food colouring - cut up treats or carrot shavings work great too!
Giving the above recipe a go? Make sure to tag us on Instagram with your creations!