Saturday, April 9, 2016

Quick - call the SPCA!

Mom and Dad are mean to me.

I did NOT get one of Mom's crunchy on the outside, fluffy in the middle yeast muffins with tea.

Sure Dad petted me (and that blue thing in the side of the picture is Mom's YODA mat, where she sits like Jabba the Hut and tries and do stretchy things).

But I didn't get a MUFFIN!

She says grains make me sick to my tummy and gave me meaty treats but I wanted a MUFFIN! (especially with blackcurrant jam)

Here's the recipe if you want to be mean to YOUR dogs. 

Yeast Muffins

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a bowl mix: 

2 cups SELF RISING flour
1 Tablespoon and 2 teaspoons sugar

Note: if you don't have self rising flour - add 3 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to 2 cups regular flour.

In another bowl mix: 
1 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon yeast (regular or rapid rise)
1 cup WARM (110 F.), NOT hot, water
Stir yeast water well and let sit five minutes.

Mix yeast water into flour mixture

Stir in:
1 egg
6 Tablespoons butter, melted (that's right, six tablespoons of buttery heaven)

 Batter will be lumpy. Put in greased muffin pans (makes 8) and bake for 20-23 minutes.
Wait!  Mom's still in her bathrobe but Dad's getting dressed!
Does this mean?
Really? (Note: our fridge is on wheelies and partially dissembled for the kitchen remodel. Mom and Dad don't know that when they are asleep I roll it into the living room and attempt to steal the cheese).

I get to go roll in the last of the snow AGAIN this morning before it melts, even though it's only 26 degrees!
Thanks Dad - I guess you can forget that call to the SPCA.


  1. Sheesh - at least they could have cracked open the treat box:) Thanks for the recipe.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. Mmmmm... those muffins sound so good! Sorry you didn't get one, but at least you got a meaty treat and a nice walk!!!

  3. That is very unusual that your mom would be so cruel! Maybe it is an isolated incident brought on by kitchen remodeling. Hoomans go crazy over that stuff. Our mom said your weather was waaaaay too cold!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. You always have such yummy things at your house! Sorry your tummy is kind of sensitive. We can eat just about anything and have no problems. But sometimes Joey will get itchy from some things.

  5. Oh man, we don't blame you for wanting one of those muffins!! They sure look nommy!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. WHATS??!! No muffin tastin'??!!! Has your Moms gone an lost her mind??!!! What? oh, Ma said that I passed over the fact that they would have given you the trots, and that wouldn't be nice for anybodies. whatevers. They still shouldn't have tortured you with that heavenly smell!!! (not that I would knows what THAT'S like...Ma hasn't baked in like..furevers!!!) Anyhu, I hopes you get one more roll in that's gonna be super hot befores you know it!
    Ruby ♥

  7. that muffins look great!... my momma dreams about it, I'm sure... it's 9:37 am here and she had no breakfast lol

  8. Dear Abby, what is this snow stuff you speak of? Ranger says the pool is fine at 70°, and the pool deck is sunny and perfect for solar recharging of dogs!

  9. OMD OMC those muffins look tasty!! I guess you can furgive them since they took you out to play in the snow ;)

    Matt & Matilda


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