Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: back to basic- fail safe - dog cookie

The easy basics.

Fail safe Dog Biscuit Recipe            

4 ounces water or chicken stock or beef stock or lamb stock
4 ounces vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 ounces peanut butter or 1 1/2 ounces chicken slurry or beef slurry or lamb slurry*
11 ounces all-purpose flour
2 1/4 ounces rye flour, or rice flour if you prefer
2 1/4 ounces oats
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine the water, oil, eggs and peanut butter and whisk together. Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl and combine them with the wet ingredients. Stir together until a rough dough forms, adding more water if necessary. Knead a little by hand, then roll the dough out to a thickness of 3/8″ and cut into desired shapes. Transfer the biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the biscuits to bake until they’re dry and firm. Cool completely and store in the fridge.

* a "meat slurry" is what baby food jars are. Basically it is boiled meat of some sort,  food processed with enough liquid to make it a "soft paste".  You can use actual baby food, but make sure it contains no onion or onion powder.

Now where is my cookie?



GizmoGeodog said...

This may be basic, but it certainly looks flavorful...always nice to revisit an old favorite

Unknown said...

Silvie, is that cups of flour??

silvieon4 said...


silvieon4 said...

I'm going to jump in here and clarify. It's 11oz by weight, NOT fluid oz. That's a little more than 2 cups, I think. (1 cup of flour is roughly equal to 5 oz)

It's a good idea to weigh flour because, depending on how packed/sifted it is, it can take up a different amount of space.

I learned this lesson the hard way when I first started baking. I packed as much flour as I could smoosh into my measuring cups and ended up with a cake that doubled as a doorstop. I'm still mad about that cake!


silvieon4 said...

:) I love it when Dori takes me back. Yup she is right. My baby is right! LOVE the fact that she has learned. A cup is 6 ounces of flour. Measure when you bake unless you have been at at as long as I have.... yea I can eyeball a tsp.... but I weigh everything still! xoxox to my editor

Unknown said...

indeed -- I have a nice scale for weight measurements it does both grams and ounces so I don't have to do conversions anymore. And just like you Silvie, I've been doing this stuff for so long I can look at something and tell you the weight, or the length or the whatever. Hmmm, maybe that's a sad sort of place to be because it means you've had a LOT of opportunity (ie are old)