How To Make Homemade Dog Biscuits
My Molly loves treats but some of them are not particularly healthy. Some have a large amount of sugar, and in my opinion a dog should not be introduced to sugar. I want to know what Molly is eating. Fat? That’s what the ingredient list said on a popular brand of dog treats. I want to know where that fat comes from, what animal or vegetable. Molly is precious to me, and I want the best for her.
She likes these dog biscuits a lot. There’s very little animal fat in them, as I used vegetable fat (Trex) with just a hint of bacon drippings to tempt her nose.
These are easy to make. Peder helped! Mix by hand, bake for 20-30 minutes, turn the squares over, turn-off the oven and continue baking and drying-out while the oven cools-off. Bon appetit, puppy.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
200g strong wholemeal flour
50g wheat germ
½ cup bacon drippings or vegetable fat like Trex
1 large egg, beaten
118ml/ ½ cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
Mix all of the ingredients together my hand. If it’s too dry, add a few drops of water. If too wet, add a pinch of flour and knead into dough.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surfaced to about ½-inch thick. Cut into squares or shapes as small or large as you think your dog might like. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and place the dough squares on it. Use a wooden skewer to poke 4-5 holes in each biscuit.
Bake for 20-30-minutes until lightly browned and firmed, turn biscuits over, and return the baking sheet to the oven. Turn the oven OFF, and allow the biscuits to cool and finish drying in the warmth of the cooling oven. Leave in the oven until it’s completely cool. Store in an air-tight container.
This recipe is inspired by one at Kitchn.