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The biscuit tins were empty – time to make treats.

First off, something for people:


Devon Flats

A little known traditional recipe. These are delicious crunchy biscuits with a creamy test. Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. This recipe makes about 36.


  • 250g/8oz plain flour
  • 125g/4oz caster sugar
  • 1/4 pint clotted or double cream
  • 1 egg
  • A splash or two of milk


  • Set the oven to 200 degrees C/Gas Mark 7.
  • Mix together the flour and sugar in a bowl.
  • Measure the cream into a jug, add the egg and beat together.
  • Add this to the dry ingredients and bring together into a stiff dough, adding milk ass necessary.
  • Roll out very thinly on a floured surface. Cut into rounds about 2″ to 3″ (5 – 8cm)
  • Place onto greased baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on a wire rack.



Now turn the oven right down to 120 degrees C/ Gas Mark 2 ready for the dog treats. These are really easy, cheese adds a bit of flavour in this instance, but lots of recipes use peanut butter. It seems that dogs are not as fussy as people when it comes to flavour.


Cheesy Dog Treats


  • 250g/8oz plain flour
  • About 100g/3oz cheddar (or other hard cheese)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Water to mix


  • Weigh out the flour into a bowl.
  • Grate in the cheese and mix together.
  • Add the oil and enough water to bring together into a stiff dough.
  • Roll out thinly and cut into small shapes with cutters or a knife (dog don’t care what shapes their treats are – they just want treats).
  • Place onto a greased baking sheets and bake in a cool over until they are totally dry and crispy – this could be up to a couple of hours.
  • Cool on a wire rack before putting into the treat tin.



And there you you. Treats for all the family. Just remember which is which.