19 June 2013

Watch Bake Create - Dogs

This week focuses on Dogs and we have:

Watched Hotel for Dogs
Baked Hot Dogs (with dog shaped rolls!)
Created Handprint Dogs
You can grab the badge and link up any of your own Dog posts at the bottom.

Hot Dogs

Dog shaped rolls with a sausage inside - these went down really well in the Mini Mes' lunch boxes as an alternative to sandwiches!

500g flour
270ml tepid water
10g yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Use the flour to create a well in a bowl and add the yeast, sugar and salt together in the centre
  • Gradually add in the tepid water and combine to form a dough
  • Knead for 3-4 minutes until elastic in texture on a floured surface
  • Cover and leave for 30 minutes to rise
  • Knock back by hitting the dough for around 30 seconds
  • Split the dough into 12 balls and place on a baking tray
  • Flatten them slightly and shape them to make them oval
  • Cover and leave to rise again for 15 minutes
  • Cut two lines in each oval to create ears and add three raisins for the eyes and nose
  • Cook for around 12 minutes until lightly golden in colour
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes
  • Slice the roll and add in your sausage (and any butter, sauce and salad)
  • Scoff!

Handprint Dogs

A very simple and quick activity for children - ideal for pre-schoolers in particular.
Wobbly eyes
Pom Pom (optional)
Place your child's hand on a piece of paper with the three centre figures together and the little finger and thumb spread out
Draw around it.
Add patches of colours/spots to the dog
Glue on wobbly eyes
Glue on a pom pom for the nose or colour it black

Hotel for Dogs Movie

Get the tissues at the ready for this story of friendship, foster care and forgotten pets!

A brother and sister duo, Andi and Bruce, are not allowed pets at their foster home but they have been secretly looking after a dog named Friday for some time. When they come across an abandoned hotel they soon realise it's the perfect shelter for their poochie and are soon joined by many other dogs too. Will the dogs be found by the pound or does it all end well...

If you have any Dog themed posts you can link them up below.
You can grab the badge code here too if you wish.


Next week the theme will be Insects.


  1. Wow, those 'hot dogs' are adorable. And more than a little bit ingenious...

  2. Genius "hot dogs"! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  3. Aw love the hot dogs and I could use a veggie hot dog for my teen so she wouldnt miss out. cute x

  4. We had fun doing handprint reindeers, so I'll give the handprint dog a go too!

  5. Fab idea,I love the Hot Dog Rolls,so cute

  6. We had a great time with the handprint dogs, never seen so many dogs of different colors :)

  7. Thank you for the hand print dog idea - could be useful for me.

  8. How creative! Excellent way to learn & play

  9. Your Hot Dog rolls are adorable, I must try to make them

  10. LOL These are gorgeous!!! I have make these with the kids!

  11. Great ideas, as dogs are so popular.

    Rachel Craig

  12. My children will love making these dogs, next rainy day in the holidays we will give them a try.

  13. I love the hot dogs- they would be great for childrens party !!

  14. Oh those gog sausage rolls look delicious!

  15. Loving the hot dogs think i will give them a whirl tomorrow my little one will love them!

  16. What a great idea....Thanks for sharing

  17. We love dogs but we don't have one.

  18. Aww so cute, I am going to try them

  19. Wow fantastic idea, and the film is so good we've watched it about 4 times now ☺

  20. The hotdogs are brilliant I would never have thought of doing them that way :)

  21. Adorable!! I wish I was a bit more creative :)

  22. So cute my daughter would love those :)

  23. love the hot dogs :) very creative

  24. Wow! lol real hotdogs! might try them when my granddaughter comes to visit!

  25. fabulous ideas, love those hotdog buns :)

  26. They look really cute - I bet kids would love to help make and then eat them :)

  27. The hot dogs are adorable -have to give them a try !


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