I’m still alive! Sorry I’ve been so rubbish on the blogging front, I’ve been quite stressed recently with work and that and the never ending list of jobs to do on the house seems to have stolen my mojo and got me quite down. I also had a few baking disasters that didn’t turn out quite as planned so haven’t made it here yet (curses gas oven).
I’m trying to get into the Christmas swing and planning my edible gifts. Strictly these aren’t Christmas cat treats and to be honest I made them to try and bribe the two cats I rescued last month into being more friendly but I’m sure a jar under the tree wouldn’t go a miss with the felines in your life! The recipe comes from the marvellous Joy the Baker.
Tuna Cat Treats
85g rolled oats
120g can tuna in spring water (drained)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp catnip
1 large egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 160c or gas mark 4 and line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a food processor with the blade attachment fitted, whizz the oats until they become a coarse oat flour. Then add the tuna, olive oil, catnip and egg yolk and whizz until the mixture is smooth but not sticky.
Roll small pinches of mixture (approximately acorn sized) into a ball and flatten onto the baking sheet. Make a cross on top of each biscuit with a skewer or cocktail stick.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until they are dried on top and slightly browned. Allow to cool completely before offering to your feline friend.
Place treats in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to seven days.