I love the idea of these dog treats – pup pretzels – but they’re challenging to execute. I found rolling the dough a struggle but I’m no baker. Make whatever shapes you’re able though I love these in a bag with a bow as a gift. Reminds me of visiting NYC during the Westminster Dog Show.
We’ve got www.gonetothesnowdogs.com to thank for this recipe and they posted a video proving true pretzel shapes are possible.
2 Cups of Rice Flour
3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Large Egg – beaten
1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix rice flour and oats in a bowl. Add applesauce. Beat egg – add one tablespoon of egg (this isn’t easy. I estimated). Mix all ingredients until mixture is moistened.
Add a bit of water if it’s too dry, or a bit more flour if too wet.
Then roll out the dough. This is the challenging part.
I made a small ball about palm sized, wet my hand a little and lightly floured the rolling surface.
Roll the ball into a long string, a bit fatter than a pencil and about six to eight inches long
If you can do it, make a U-shaped and twist the string twice then bend back to the start to form a traditional pretzel shape.
Bake for about 20 minutes.
I couldn’t do it and cheated by shaping the rolled out dough string into a peace-sign and placed it on the cookie sheet lined with parchment. My pretzels were big, so I got six out of this recipe and two extra ‘straight’ pretzels. I don’t think you dog sill mind of all the pieces are straight.
However, if you’re going to bundle them into gift bags for pup friends, pretzel shaped are kind of cute.
If you want to give these a try, here’s some ingredients you can find on Amazon.ca (Canada):
However, If baking, mixing and rolling isn’t for you, here are Canadian-made Benny Bully’s dog treats available on Amazon.ca (Canada) and Benny Bully’s for US residents too on Amazon.com (US). (affiliate links)
Love NYC? So do we – especially the Westminster Dog Show.
Check out our Big Apple dogtrotting.net adventures here.