Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kyrie!

For Kyrie's second birthday we wanted to make little chicken crab cakes but with chicken! Our housemate John suggested doing them in a cupcake pan...and they became "Pupcakes"!

First I chopped two raw chicken breasts and added some shredded cheese.

Then I added one egg and mixed it all together. A little bit of flour was added to stiffen the mixture; you could also use other things if your dog was allergic to grains. Ground up kibble might work?

The mixture was spooned into cupcake spaces treated with a little bit of oil so they would come out easily after baking. I also could have used butter or another type of fat, I'm thinking. I put them in an oven pre-heated to 400 degrees, the temp I would normally cook chicken breasts at.

I kept them in for twenty minutes, until the juices running out were clear. I took them out and put a knife in one to make sure they were done. Then I let them cool for five minutes before dumping them out onto a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.

I took a Kraft Single and tore it into thin strips and made crosses for the tops, just to dress them up! Then I put them back into the 400 degree oven for two minutes, to melt the cheese on.

Here are the pupcakes!!!

I put them on a bed of dry kibble since they were not enough of a portion to be dinner by themselves.

Then I mashed them so that they would cool faster and so the dogs would find it easier to eat them. The juices flavored the dry kibble a bit this way, too.

The final touch: Kyrie's favorite, a little bit of cottage cheese for a topper!

All dogs cleaned their bowls in record time!! Happy Birthday, Kyrie!!