Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dog Biscuits - gluten free & corn free

Last time I made dog treats, they were a big hit at Chez Sweets. Both our dogs love peanut butter, but I wanted to make something different this time. I found basic recipe and then researched and played around a bit and came up with this wheat free version. As far as I can tell, these treats are wheat, corn, soy, and dairy free, so they should be safe for sensitive pups.

Even though this recipe uses flours that are more expensive than all-purpose, it's still less expensive to make these than to buy treats at the store. These take hardly any effort and only one bowl. Look at the ingredient list - nothing strange in it. I can't help but think chemical-free foods are best for our puppies, and (I can only hope. really, really hope) maybe they'll even keep the number of dog-vomit-incidents down.


Dog Biscuits - gluten free & corn free
When they see these cookies, both dogs hurry to obey as quickly as possible. I think that means they're a hit! 

2/3 C hot water
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 egg
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/3 C brown rice flour
2/3 C Tapioca flour (sometimes called tapioca starch)
2/3 C Sourgum flour

Preheat oven to 400F and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. The dough will come together, and it's not sticky. It will roll out, but unless you're more skilled than I am, cutout cookies will not work. SO. Drop tablespoon sized mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet about 2-3 inches apart. Press them flat with a fork, twice, at 90 degree angles. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool and store in a sealable jar. Bribe or train doggies as needed.

Yield: 25-30 tablespoon sized biscuits

*If you're making these for a dog who doesn't have a problem with wheat, then feel free to substitute 2 2/3 C all-purpose flour for the three flours I used here. You might even be able to roll them and cut out cute shapes.

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