Dear Faithful Readers,
(and I don't mean to imply you're dogs, even though of course dogs are rightfully famous for their faithful and loyal nature),
Madame L tried out the recipe for doggie treats, and GUESS WHAT:
They are delicious!
Here's the recipe, for those of you who want to try this at home:
Sweet Potato Biscuits
1 sweet potato, baked and cooled, and mashed
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix everything together and knead a few times. Roll the dough into a thick sheet and cut out desired shape of biscuits. Arrange these on a baking sheet and cook at 350 (F) for 30 minutes, until they're crunchy and golden brown.
This version of the recipe is from The Oregonian, February 21, 2014, which adapted it from the "Dog Treat Cookbook," which is available as a free Kindle book from Amazon.com.
Madame L will be freezing her doggie treats to save for when her grand-dogs Mugwai and Lola come to visit in a couple of months, and then she promises to let you, Dear Readers, know their verdict.
No, Madame L is not crunching down on these doggie treats, now that they're cooled off and hardened. She wants to save her teeth, which are not as crunch-proof as her grand-dogs' teeth are. But this recipe has made Madame L and Aunt Louise think about ways to make biscuits and muffins and other such treats for humans that would be naturally sweet without added sugar. (Here's another recipe Aunt Louise tried and enjoyed, but with reservations.)
Any suggestions, Dear Readers, will be gratefully accepted and posted here (with your permission).