i have been working a lot trying to figure out the best dog treats for the dogs i bake for. one girl has a dog i have not met before & boz choked on one. crystal turned him upside down & then cpr & it popped out. it did not seem to faze her because she’s continued to buy more treats from me.
yesterday i saw a photo of boz wearing a down hoodie looking gangsta.
“wow-he is kind of, ummm, small. how much does he weigh?”
8 lbs. whoa. my uma, who i consider quite small, is 50 lbs. the size of boz’s mouth is probably like my cat’s. with this in mind, i set out to create the right treat for boz.
this is a more simple recipe. i juiced several green apples & used brown rice flour, which is gluten-free pretty much. easy to digest. and pretty healthy. i think i hit a home run with this one. they are kind of tedious due to the fact that they are so little & take a while to roll each individually. i did try to put the dough in a pastry bag, but that did not work out. i will continue to hunt for the best solution for that. it’s also difficult to make them perfectly symmetrical. i only bake for 4 dogs right now but all of them are addicted to my home-baked treats & are always urgent to get more.
yes. i am quietly entering the dog biscuit market. underground, bike-delivered, 17 flavors sit in my freezer as i write.
green apple mochi balls
pulp & juice from 3 green apples
1/2 cup shortening
1/8 c. milk (optional)
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
3 cups brown rice flour
preheat oven to 350
cream all ingredients. add flour gradually. knead 5 minutes. roll into desired size balls & bake 30 minutes, shaking the pan every 10 minutes to brown all over the treat. dogs love crunchy things.
that’s it! super easy, super healthy, digestible, & judging from my food testers doris & uma….
DELICIOUS! light, crunchy, perfect for a mid-day snack.