When I come home from work, I like to give Charlie more than just a regular biscuit as a snack – because he’s getting old and a bit thin and because I love him. So I had an idea to make a sort of treat sandwich with cream cheese and peanut butter filling.
I wanted the wafers to be fairly plain and sturdy – not too crumbly. I made a dough out of the following:
3 Cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup raw wheat germ
sprinkling of salt substitute
enough water to make a dough (roughly 2 Cups)
This dough took a bit of kneading to get into shape. When it was ready, I divided it into thirds and rolled each piece out with a rolling pin. I poked lots of holes in the flattened dough with a fork and then cut into squares (or whatever shapes naturally occurred). I baked these on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for approximately 35 minutes then shut off the heat and left the wafers in the oven with the door closed overnight.
The next day, I beat 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 Cup peanut butter and 1 Tablespoon of honey with an electric mixer. I spread this filling on a wafer and covered it with another wafer.
This made a good treat for Charlie’s afternoon snack. It would probably do well as a birthday treat too.