Hey friends, welcome back to my blog!
So for this basic blog, I decided to make my first recipe the most basic one I could find: Introducing the basic dog recipe by Caesar’s Way (aka the Dog Whisperer).
– 2 ½ cups of whole wheat or regular flour
– 1 tsp. of salt (optional)
– 1 egg
– 1 tsp. beef or chicken bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
– ½ cup of hot water
Additional toppings ex: oats, bacon, liver powder, shredded cheese, bacon bits, etc.
Although these were the original instructions, I did make some changes of my own:
NOTE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees before you begin, I always forget to do this hehe…
The first change I made was adding bread flour instead of regular flour (because I didn’t have any… hehehe) to a relatively large mixing bowl. This however caused the treat to have a bread like consistency inside the treat, and I would like to test it again in the future with all-purpose flour.
I also added an entire cube of chicken stock and added ¾ cups of hot water into the mixture because it was too crumbly (This however did make the mixture rather sticky).
After I finished mixing all the rest of the ingredients with a spatula, I started to knead the dough until the bowl was relatively clean and a ball formed (note: this does get rather messy but once the dough forms it’s easy to clean)
Once the ball of dough was formed I laid down some Seran wrap on the counter and floured it, as well as a rolling pin. This helped to balance out the wetness of the dough and prevented the dough from sticking.
I rolled the dough to around 1-2 inches (The website recommends ½ inch). After rolling the dough out, I realized how little planning I had done and had to rummage through the kitchen drawers to find some cookie cutters. I ended up choosing some cute stars and teddy bears 🙂
So… The website didn’t say how many treats this recipe would make, and even with the treats at a 1-2 inch thickness, I was definitely not prepared to make 20+ of them….
NOTE: These treats do rise a little bit, I would recommend making them at a ½ inch thickness (don’t be a rebel like me). Just be prepared to have a whole lot of treats for your furbabies, which is never a bad thing.
After stacking almost 3 trays of treats into the oven I baked them for 30 minutes.
NOTE: If you have the treats on two different levels of the oven I recommend switching them at the 15 minute mark to make sure the cooking is even.
Overall, I loved this recipe and most importantly, so did Timmy! In fact I even have a few pictures of him and some other puppies enjoying these treats.
You might ask what I did with all the extra, and as much as I would’ve liked to let Timmy eat all of them (and let’s be real he probably would have). I wanted to give them to some other furbabies (who ended up enjoying them!)
This recipe, was a success to the dogs and I can’t wait to try another recipe for our dogs to enjoy! 🙂
P.S. The featured dog of this blog is a sweet 9 month-old puppy named Bruno, find him at Operation Kindness.