My Jack Russel Polly is never far from my side and she loves a treat.
My husband has Bodie, who is a cross Golden Retriever flat coat and they are both part of the team here at the school. They are inseparable and their job is to alert me if anyone is arriving. So, these delicious dog biscuits are easy to make and use leftovers. Here I have used fat left over from making chicken stock, but you could equally well use goose or beef fat.
You can use your hands but for these, I used a stand mixer to combine all the ingredients except the water to form something like breadcrumbs. This mixture can almost come together on its own. I didn't want to add very much water because I want the mixture to come together naturally. When you make these biscuits, try to keep the water to a minimum – you only really, depending on your flour, need a little. Although the machine will mix it, you will find that you need to get in with your hands to bring it together and form a really stiff mixture.
I pat outset dough and cut into dog size treats then leave the cut biscuits to dry out overnight in a very low oven. You could use and airing cupboard. Depending on the conditions, this might take a little longer. Do dry them out fully as they keep for several months in an airtight container if dried out well.
Feed to your pooch.
- Wholemeal spelt flour
|Roll out and cut out shapes||7/8pm|
|Leave overnight to dry out||Overnight|
For The Dough
- 1kg wholemeal spelt flour
- 350g unrefreshed sourdough starter
- 4 eggs
- 200g chicken fat
- A little water - just enough to bring the mixture together
- Stand mixer
- Rolling pin
- Tray to lay biscuits out on for drying