Sunday, 17 July 2011

Veganizing My Childhood.

Whenever my Grandmother came to visit us she always had 2 jobs that must be performed:
1. Ironing, 
2. Making dog cakes!

Let me clarify that Dog Cakes are not food for dogs, they are (apparently) rock-cake-style-bickie-type-things! 

Dog Cakes

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • Substitute for 1 egg
  • 2-3 Tbs vegan margarine
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • little bit of soy milk for mixing and glazing.
  1. Preheat oven to 180oC
  2. Mix flour, sugar and margarine in a large bowl with fingertips.
  3. Add egg replacer and some milk to combine mixture. Use only enough milk start to bring the mixture together. Add the sultanas and anymore milk or flour if required.
  4. Lightly flour a board/kitchen bench and roll out. Cut into circles with a smallish-mouthed glass, they do spread a bit. Ball up and roll out the remaining dough and repeat the cutting out process until you get to your last scrap of dough. This last bit is best eaten raw I've always found, otherwise you get a wonky bickie! (I don't like wonky, but I do like raw!).
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or 'til golden.


  1. Hi Sarah
    I'm thinking there will be a quirky story behind the title "dog cakes".
    Bet you had a dog who loved them !
    Please ask your parents. I'm dying to know.
    I will make some dog cakes for your Mum when she arrives.
    Any news on that?
    Hope your warm in the new house.

  2. I have to call my Grandmother to get the story again, I meant to, but forgot!
    A great-great-great grandmother or aunty (?) used to make the for the drovers that used to pass her house. It's a VERY OLD recipe, but I have been meaning to ask Mamma about their background again.

    As for mum, still no word, sadly, just waiting on her place to sell.

    As for the heat, the wood fire is great when we are in the back (my favourite) room :)