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Yogurt frosting????

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Any ideas for a good yogurt frosting? I am starting to make dog treats, and want to try a frosting (doesn't have to be yogurt) but do not want to add sugar.

Any hints or ideas would be appreciate :D

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Daisysmom, I've tried every recipe in the book to make yogurt coating for dog treats, and not a one of them worked :( .
Now I buy the yogurt wafers in bulk from this place, [url]http://www.barryfarm.com/candy_making.htm[/url], the prices are great and the sugar content isn't that high.

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Maybe melt some carob down and add yoghurt to it or you could buy some white dog chocolate and add that melted to the yoghurt....iv'e never tried this btw it just sounded good :lol:


here is a link to a site with some good dog treat recipes.



[url]http://www.critterchat.net/kritterkitchen.htm#carob[/url]



felicia

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Okay, i found a few, don't know how good they will be but maybe worth a try



PUPCAKE FROSTING
8 oz. (fat free) cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
mix. frost each muffin. you can add carob chips.


"buy unsweetened carob chips and melt in a double boiler or the microwave, you can then dip the biscuits straight into the melted carob (its easiest to coat only half the treat)and shake off excess carob (a knife works well to remove drips)and place on wax paper. you can let them sit overnight to harden, or stick them in the fridge (they wont be as glossy though).
as far as yogurt coating, you can usually get yogurt drops (like chips, but bigger) at health food stores and sometimes even at petsmart-type stores. you can melt the drops the same way you do with the carob and let them harden"


"MELTED CAROB CHIPS 1 pound, 8 ounces -- if using Carob Powder add to the MELTED Crisco, instead

CRISCO - vegetable shortening 4 ounces

LIGHT CORN SYRUP 2 ounces

Melt chocolate and crisco separately, then blend together. Add corn syrup. Strain. Allow to cool to 98 degrees F (body temperature), then glaze.

To glaze, place the dog biscuits on a cake rack placed over a parchment or waxed paper lined sheet pan, with rims. Let set."


apparently you have to add corn syrup so it is more like a glaze and doesn't come off on your hands....i haven't tried these, i found them on a recipe site.


here's a recipe for glazed dog biscuits.


Glazed Dog Biscuits

1 envelope dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 pinch sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups cracked wheat; or
1 cups cornmeal & 1 cup rye flour

1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
4 teaspoons kelp powder
4 cups beef or chicken broth

Glaze

1 large egg
2 tablespoon milk

Place 2 oven racks in the upper & lower thirds of the oven. Preheat oven to 300. Sprinkle the dry yeast or crumble the compressed yeast over the water (110F if dry, 100F if compressed). Add the pinch of sugar & allow yeast to sit in a draft-free spot for 10-20 min. The mixture should be full of bubbles. If not, the yeast is too old to be useful. Stir well to dissolve the yeast. In a large bowl place all the dry ingredients & stir well to blend them. Add the yeast mixture & 3 c broth. Using your hands, in the bowl, mix to form the dough, adding more broth if needed to make the dough smooth & supple. Half a batch at a time, knead the dough briefly on a lightly floured counter. (Keep the 2nd batch of dough covered with a moist towel while shaping and cutting the first.) Roll out the dough into 18 x 13 x 1/4-inch rectangle. Cut into desired shapes using 3 1/2 inch bone cutter or 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Reroll the scraps. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

For an attractive shine - lightly beat together the egg and the milk. Brush the glaze on the cookies. Bake for 45 - 60 minutes or until brown & firm. For even baking, rotate the cookie sheets from top to bottom 3/4 of the way thru the baking period. Use a small, angled metal spatula to transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temp. -cracked wheat & kelp are available at most health food stores -Use 2 cups of bran cereal (not flakes) in place of the cracked wheat, if desired. If your dog is large, make larger cookies Allow the cookie sheets to cool completely before using for the next batch. Distribute cookies evenly around sheet.




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