after baking my cookes yesterday morning, i went to my pottery lesson & then back to the bake for my friend doris’ famous liver eats. this is doris.
it takes patience to make these because i’m using a toaster oven, so only small batches at a time are possible. dogs really love these and it makes sense. don’t you love fresh baked cookies too? the problem is that once dogs try these, they don’t want anything else. i used to sell bags of these to friends with dogs. and they tell me stories. dogs have been known to camp out in front of the fridge in anticipation (non-perishable, no preservatives). they perform feats of wonder, such as standing on the hind quarters extensively & leaping unusually high into the air.
this is a heavily modified recipe i found on the tin that the 3 sizes of biscuit cutters came in, purchased at whole foods market. since i have baked for all kinds of dogs, the recipe can be easily modified for allergic & glutton free doggies. i’ve substituted yogurt for the egg, rice flour for the wheat, and bacon fat for the vegetable shortening. that’s for special occasions.
2-1/2 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup powdered milk dissolved in 1/2 cup water (or 1/2 cup regular milk)
6 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening-like crisco OR (much better) BACON FAT or any other meat drippings
1 or 2 eggs (2 makes it more crunchy)
one average size tube of liver sausage
-pre-heat oven to 350
-soften the liver sausage in a bowl with the shortening for a couple of hours.
-mix well, add egg (s)
-dissolve the powder milk in the water
-mix all the dry ingredients & add alternately with the milk to the liver sausage mixture
-flour a board & knead the dough. roll into one inch thick. cut desired shapes & bake for 30 minutes.
store in air tight bags or containers & keep in the refridgerator. it’s best to freeze them in batches & pull out a baggie at a time. they grow mold in just a few days if you keep them out of the fridge.
when introducing them to your dogs, go slow because the fiber can be a bit much if you blast your dog with them too fast. once they adjust to the new grains, their digestive system improves.
makes about 2 lbs, so the amout varies depending on what size biscuits you make. i used the large size yesterday and got around 3 dozen.
making these are very important to me & to the health of my dog. i can tell her diet improves when she has them because of the fiber & flax.
show the ♥. bake for your doggie.
they deserve much more than those store bought dried out cardboard treats.