Sunday, February 13

Dog Biscuits

While the whole world celebrates Valentine's day, my family happens to celebrate three birthdays.  My mom's, my niece Sage's, and our family dog Wagyu's.  Last night, I baked home-made doggie biscuits for Wagyu while he happily ate apple slices in the kitchen.  

Wagyu, a Jack Russell Terrier, shares the same love for food as The Young Tongue, who shares almost anything and everything she eats and drinks with him.  So it was only but natural for him to grow an appetite of healthy snacking (slices of fruits and vegetables are a staple), having only Taste of The Wild's Potato and Duck Dog Food day in, day out(this is really good stuff and if you happen to have a dog, try to get them in Bow & Wow). 

I came across this recipe several years back on-line, which I've tweaked through time.

1 1/4 cup     Wholewheat Flour
1/2 cup        All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup        Cornmeal
3/4 cup       Rolled Oats
1 cup            Water, or you may have to add another half cup, depending on the humidity
1/2 cup        Vegetable Oil
2 pieces       Eggs
3 Tbsp.        Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp.        Vanilla Extract

1.  Mix all dried ingredients.
2.  Form a well on the center of the dried ingredients and pour in all the wet ingredients.  Knead until it forms a ball.
3.  Dust the counter top with flour and with a rolling pin, flatten the dough to 5 mm thickness.  Dust the top of the dough too for a nice coated effect which will be evident post-baking.
4.  Using a cookie cutter (wish I had one in a shape of a dog bone), cut the dough into shapes.
5.  Place in a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius.  Turn off the oven and keep the biscuits inside the oven for another 15 minutes.  This will allow the biscuits to harden some more.

Happy 2nd birthday Wagyu!