Tuesday, February 23, 2010

National Dog Biscuit Day

It won't be long until Sophie's teeth will be strong enough for dog biscuits. In honor of "National Dog Biscuit day", here are a few recipes I used to make for my last dog Buck. They are easy and good.

This one makes about 80 bones and they can be stored for about three months. -

3 c. all purpose flour
3 c. cornmeal
1 1/2 c. oats
2/3 c. non-fat dry milk
pinch of garlic powder
2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. beef broth
1 c. vegetable oil
2 lg. eggs

Glaze:
1 lg egg beaten with 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Position oven racks to divide oven in thirds. Heat oven to 300°F. Have 2 cookie sheets ready.
Mix flours, cornmeal, oatmeal, bone meal powder, garlic powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk beef broth, oil, and the 2 eggs in a medium size bowl.
Stir broth mixture into flour mixture with a wooden spoon until blended and a soft dough forms.
On floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut in dog bone biscuit shapes (or any shape desired) with floured cutter or with floured card board pattern. Pale 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Re-roll and cut scraps.
With a toothpick prick a line of dots down centers, if desired. Brush tops and sides of biscuits with the glaze.
Bake 2 cookie sheets at a time for 2 hours. Turn off oven and leave biscuit in 1-2 hours to dry and harden. Store, covered at room temperature up to 3 months.
Makes 80 4-inch biscuits or one hundred twenty 2 1/2 inch biscuits.
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and Buck always liked this one best-

1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 c. warm chicken broth
2 tbsp. molasses
1 3/4 to 2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. cracked wheat
1/2 c. cornmeal
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. non-fat dry milk powder
1 beaten egg
1 tbsp. milk

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees). Stir in broth and molasses. Add 1 cup all purpose flour and the wheat flour, cracked wheat, cornmeal, salt, garlic, and milk powder. Mix well. On a floured surface, knead in remaining flour. Roll out, a half at a time, to approximately 3/8 inch thick. Cut with a dog bone cookie cutter or just cut into rectangles. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Mix egg and milk and brush on tops of dog biscuits. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Let dry overnight in oven or on counter top.