Last year we did a post featuring a cookbook for you lovely cats. My friend Ann read it and being a big “dog” person decided I needed a dog cookbook and she finally found one she liked.
It seems these two rational humans, Jessica Disbrow Talley and her husband Eric decided to start a dog bakery. Hey, this is America, if you want to start a dog bakery, you go right ahead. So they did and the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company was born. Judging from their successes, there are lots and lots of people who desperately wanted to take their dogs to a bakery and buy them treats. That was 2006 and 2 years later they published a cookbook. The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook came equipped with its own bone-shaped biscuit cutter.
So I began to find a recipe to cook for Ann’s dogs, Penny and Boomer. They were banned from Doe Run Farm several years back due to an unfortunate chicken killing incident. Well, they were bread to be bird dogs, so I don’t fully blame Boomer. He was kind of like Lennie in Of Mice and Men. He just wanted to make friends with a chicken and play with her. Alas, Boomer weighs in at 80 pounds and the chicken weighed in at 3 pounds so it wasn’t a fair play date.
Anyway, I decided to make some organic dog biscuits since Ann sent me the cookbook and the nifty bone-cutter. First, let me say, these recipes are long and dogs evidently have delicate little constitution and they can’t eat wheat and they can’t eat chocolate and they can’t eat macadamia nuts and they can’t eat raisins and they are allergic to soy and corn and wheat. Seriously, get a cat!! But I digress…
Actually, dogs CAN eat all those things, but they MAY not because they will get all sick and if they don’t die they will incur copious vet bills. My cats have a $300 limit on vet bills and they are way too smart to eat chocolate covered raisin/macadamia nut clusters.
Here is a recipe for some plain cheese biscuits.
1 1/2 c. oat flour
1 1/2 c. brown rice flour
1 c. shredded cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 c. water
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until dough forms. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4” thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (they can be close together as they don’t spread much while cooking).
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The good news is, if your dog won’t eat them, you can. Go ahead, eat up, you will need your strength when you go out to adopt your cat.
P.S. I know YOUR dog is god’s gift to canineness, so don’t be offended by my clear feline bias.