Dinner at Chez Dog

2 Cups whole wheat flour
4 eggs
2 Cups milk
generous sprinkling of cinnamon

Whisk all ingredients to make a batter and set aside while you make the filling.

Heaping Cup ricotta cheese
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled
2 bananas
Heaping Cup cooked rice

Put first 3 ingredients into a food processor and mix until smooth.  Stir in rice.

To make the pancakes, pour them out thinly into a medium-hot, greased frying pan.  After they are cooked, allow them to cool to room temperature.

Spread the filling over each pancake and roll up.  Slice into portion sizes suitable for your dog.

Recipe adapted from one found in Cooking For Your Dog by Ingeborg Pils

10 thoughts on “Dinner at Chez Dog

  1. do your pups eat their portions and then look up for more? if I serve up a meal that is bite sized like that mine tend to look for more. ie if I used the same portions and spread the mixture in a bowl and chopped the pancakes into pieces….they would eat their meal and then go lie down somewhere in peace.

    1. Yes – I know what you mean! In fact, I am normally way too lazy to do anything beyond throwing all the ingredients in the dog bowl but I thought since this was my first time making the recipe (and I wanted to get a photo), I’d go the extra mile.

      ; )

    1. I’m always happy to help out rescue but seeing as I got this recipe out of a book (altering it a bit to suit my ingredients on hand), do you think it would be ok to include?

  2. The US Copyright website states that “Mere listings of ingredients as in recipes, formulas, compounds, or prescriptions are not subject to copyright protection. However, when a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection.”

    As quoted in the January 4, 2006 edition of the Washington Post an expert who wrote a book on copyright says:
    Some friends and relatives were hesitant to contribute favorite recipes that had been culled from cookbooks or online databases. Could they be accused of plagiarism or a violation of intellectual property rights? What if the recipes were tweaked? Is using a smidge more mayonnaise in a chicken salad and substituting mango chunks for peaches enough to call the recipe your own? It’s one thing to hand down a family recipe from one generation to the next, but what about offering a not-entirely-original recipe for publication in a cookbook, even for a charitable cause?

    “What this reflects is a rising awareness over the last 20 years of copyright issues . . . and the chilling effect of copyright enforcement . . . people being intimidated out of using basic common sense about things that would or should never generate a lawsuit,” said Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of “Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity.”

    It’s highly unlikely, he said, that anyone would be sued for putting someone else’s published recipe — with or without attribution — in a charity cookbook or posting it on the Internet where it can be disseminated to millions of cooks almost instantly. In fact, said Vaidhyanathan, an assistant professor of culture and communications at New York University, it would be unusual even to receive a nasty letter about it. “There isn’t [big] money at stake.”

    U.S. copyright law addresses recipes, but what holds sway can be called either ethics or etiquette. Cooking is not considered inventing; rather, it evolves. Copyright law specifies that “substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions,” such as a cookbook, can be copyrighted but that a mere list of ingredients cannot receive that protection.

    So if you have adapted this recipe(or others!) and it is not dependent on a detailed method (like 5 minute artisan bread, for example) to recreate, you should be fine.

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