We love our dogsand one of our favorite ways to show them our love is by making them some yummy homemade treats. So your project for the week? Make your four-legged friend some homemade dog biscuits. They make for a fun baking project that won’t lead to you scoffing downa tray full of cookies!Just remember, before you make any homemade treats for your pet, check this list offoods that are hazardous to dogs.
To start with, you'll need to know the basics for the biscuits, and then you can add in the exciting stuff.
Makes about 50 biscuits:
To make your dog biscuits extra special, here are our 6 favourite things to add into the mixture:Peanut butter: They go crazy for it. Add in a dollop to your mix.Parsley: Get the fresh stuff. It'll do wonders for your pooch's breath.Chicken stock: That's right, pop in an OXO cube and your dog will be in heaven.Spinach/Pumpkin puree: Fora yummy veggie health boost, whack a little bit of puree in.
A little bit of chopped bacon: Now that really is a treat!Grated cheese: Go for something mild like Cheddar or Emmental. In moderation, remember.
1. Preheat oven to 180°Cdegrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, eggs and milk and the yummy extras.2.Mix the doughy mixture by hand until the dough forms. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Add somewater if the dough is too stiff.3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a thickness of just under 1/2-inch. Shape the biscuits using a dog-bone-shaped cookie cutter or by cutting around a store-bought dog bone. Get creative with those shapes!4. If desired, you can spell out your dog's name in the dough with a toothpick, or make paw prints in the dough.
5.Once you've used up all the dough, transfer them all onto a baking try with a baking sheet on it.6. Bake biscuits 10 minutes. Brush with some chicken stock or bacon fat. Bake for 10 minutes more or until golden.7. Turn off the oven, leaving the door closed. Let the dog biscuits stand in the oven to dry completely, takes about 1 1/2 hours.8. You can wrap them as a gift, always make sure you store them in an airtight container at room temperature.9. Make your dog the happiest in the world by giving them a biscuit! One at a time, remember they're treats.
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