This is Sadie. Our 4 legged pet kid. She’s extremely spoiled! I have been making her dog biscuits (and dog food for that matter, another post, another day) for quite sometime. We have noticed quite a difference in her energy levels. Here are some good tips for those that want to make your own pets biscuits. Treats should be fed in small amounts and are not intended to replace a well-balanced diet. (Huh,Tell that to Sadie!). When baking for your dog,(and this one is important) always remember to check all ingredients (baby food, bouillon, etc.) that you’re using to make sure there is no onions, grapes, raisins or chocolate, as they’re/can be very toxic to dogs.
Special Rewards Dog Biscuits
from: The Professional Pastry Chef, 3rd Edition -
by: Bo Friberg
340 g Whole Wheat Flour
340 g Bread Flour (Can use All Purpose Flour)
55 g Cup Wheat Germ
5 g (1 tsp.) Salt
30 g (2 Tbsp.) Brown Sugar
240 ml (1 cup) Vegetable Oil
85 g (3 oz.) Powdered Milk
240 ml (1 Cup) Water or Bouillon (If you use Bouillon, Omit Salt)
Combine whole wheat flour, bread flour, cornmeal, wheat germ, salt and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in the eggs and oil. Dissolve the milk powder in the water and then incorporate the mixture. Mix to form a very
firm dough that is smooth and workable. Adjust by adding a little extra flour or water as required.
Cover the dough and set it aside to relax, 15-20 minutes. Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits out with desired cookie cutters. Place biscuits on sheet pans lined with baking paper. Bake at 375 Degrees for approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until biscuits are brown, but more importantly, rock hard. Let the biscuits cool completely. Use as needed to reward your pet.