Foodie Friday! Baking For Dogs: The Best Recipes From Dog’s Deli by Friederike Friedel

Last week I presented the book Cooking For Dogs, if you missed it click here . As promised, today I am here to share with you, the first book of the series (yes, I know I am backwards!) BAKING FOR DOGS, THE BEST RECIPES FROM DOG’S DELI by Friederike Friedel.

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DOG’S DELI is a bakery for dogs’ baked goods in Carlstadt, Duesseldorf, Germany. A brown male Labrador named Billy, was the inspiration for DOG’S DELI.  Billy wouldn’t eat willingly which made him more difficult to train or “bribe”  which made cooking special meals a necessity and earned Billy his title of “official food taster/tester.”

As I mentioned in the earlier post, I love to cook but baking? Not-so-much. I consider myself to be “baking challenged.”

I was delighted when perusing this beautifully photographed book and reading the recipes because there were a number of them that I am definitely going to be trying. Here are a few that are on my MUST BAKE list!

  • Blueberry Scones-this screams Sunday morning or afternoon tea?
  • Cheese Sticks-the recipe for this sounds like a recipe that I have for humans!
  • Yogurt With Fresh Fruit-yes I know this isn’t BAKING, I told you I am baking challenged, remember?
  • Potato Chips With Parmesan-I just might be crunching on these with Dakota!

Now I am NOT one that would ever eat Liver, but Liver seems to be on the I LOVE IT list for many dogs!

Check these out!


Photo by Thomas Schultze, provided by

Recipe from Baking For Dogs



From the author: Baking by following recipes from DOG’S DELI is child’s play. As a matter of principle, neither sugar nor additives, fragrances nor readymade products are used. You probably have most of the ingredients on hand at home. If you should get hungry yourself, go ahead and take a bite of one of your fresh-baked cookies.

I had hoped to make a few recipes and let you know how they came out, but due to time constraints (among other things!) I was unable to. As the months go on and I do make a number of the recipes from both books, I will be sure to share with you!

In the meantime, if you like to prepare wholesome, easy-to-make  dishes for your dog, this book definitely should be a part of your cookbook collection!


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  1. That is PAWSOME!! Mom is going to see if she can try source the book here in SA.

    Have a grrrreat weekend D and mom

  2. OMD!!! Mom’s already found and ordered it!!! WHOOOHOOOOO!!!! Thanks Dakota!!!

    • Wallace and Samuel that is FANTASTIC! Please share with us when your Mom makes things from it! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. I’m putting this book on my Christmas list!

    • Ohhhh Clowie!! That is fantastic! Let us know if you make anything! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  4. Sounds delicious!

    • 🙂 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. Those liver dumplings look amazing!

    • Misaki you have to have your human make them! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. The dog daddy is the baker at our house. Hmmm… maybe Jeffie and Rudy should give him this for Christmas!

    • The “dog daddy” BAKES??? Boy are YOU ever lucky! Mine can’t even open a CAN! BOL!!! Ohhhh yessss this would make a GREAT Christmas present!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  7. Thanks Dakota for this fabulous recipe… I’m drooling… and they have an advent calendar too in their shop at dogs deli – that’s just great!!!

    • Easy you are most welcome!! Enjoy! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. I’ve never tried any liver before but that recipe looks great. May be my mom should give it a try since she bakes a lot for other humans; it is time to bake for me.

    Thanks for the review, Dakota. You’re so lucky to have a sweet mom who is willing to cook / bake for you even though she is “baking challenge”. At least she makes an effort and that means a lot. Unlike somebody here. Just saying.


    • BOL Eva! Don’t bestow TOO MUCH praise on my Mom because as of yet she hasn’t cooked ANYTHING or baked ANYTHING from either book for me. She says she is “too busy” right now. How is SHE “too busy” when I am the one writing my blog? I don’t get it! She promises that she will make some things for me. She says “for the holidays”…….we will see! Love, Dakota

  9. Love the doggie chef plate you got there. It’s so cute!

    • Thanks Lassiter, Chase and Benjamin…it isn’t mine!! BOL! That photo was done by the photographer 🙂 I love it too though! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. They look yummy 🙂 Perhaps I’ll try some of those xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • if you do, let us know how you liked them! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”

  11. Potato chips with Parmesan! Yum!!! I’d have to try a few of those myself!

    • Jen, my Mom feels the same way…maybe this weekend 🙂 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Hey Dakota,

    They all sound awesome, BUT, what’s with your Mom telling the humans they can try them too? Like there’s gonna be any left for us?

    When you have your afternoon tea of Blueberry scones are you gonna have a cup of tea with them from a china cup? Gotta do it right buddy!! 🙂

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hi Snoopy! BOL! I never thought of that! Well, actually I did when Mom responded to Jen saying she wanted to make the potato chips. Like I will even get a TASTE! NOT!!!

      If I have tea I will invite YOU over Snoopy and we will BOTH drink our tea out of china BOWLS!!! BOL!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. Like we said before, Mica and Lexie only like meat and I am not a baker, my Mom did the baking. However those Liver Dumplings look like something they would love so I make have to give baking a try I more time.

  14. Wow! what fun things are being cooked up for us doggies.

    • yep! That is for sure! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  15. The liver dumplings look scrumptious!
    Bella and DiDi

    • they sure do!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  16. As much as I love my dogs, I hardly bake for myself. LOL These recipes look yummy however.

    • Roxy…my Mom NEVER bakes 🙂 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  17. I don’t do much baking either lol. I will with a good recipe though!

    • thankfully some of these don’t involve baking : Love, “Mom”

  18. Liver definitely seems to do it for the dogs. Occasionally, and I do mean only occasionally, I bake liver bread for Litchi. When I take her to the park with it, I become the most popular person there – with the dogs, of course.

    • yep…for dogs 🙂 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  19. Oh my word. We are suddenly starving.
    Benny & Lily

    • 🙂 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  20. Dakota!
    I have down loaded the liver ball recipie and printed it and I am going to get Mommy to bake them next week! We have liver all the time and you know Mommy makes out food, so I have asked (very politely) if she would make them
    Bum sniffs

    • Hi Cinnamon! How cool is that!! You are such a good dog to ask your Mom politely to make them. Be sure to let me know how they turned out! “Bum Sniffs” BOL! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  21. YUM! This sounds like a great pressie for my Mom 😉

    Do they have any banana recipes inside? We could really use some of those right now 🙂

    Waggin at ya,

    • Hi Roo! Ohhh I bet your Mom would LOVE this!! There is a banana recipe in the book!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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