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Tried and Tested Bake at Home Dog Biscuits

If you follow any of my social media accounts (thank you by the way) you will have seen an inordinate number of photos of my large, fluffy, Golden Retriever Hero.
My Boy Hero 



Now Hero is a real character, he loves playing with his toys and going on long walks.  He also loves his food but he's a little picky.

Since he was a puppy he has always had a sensitive stomach, a bit like me really.  Anyway, I always try different foods that help me with my sensitivities so why wouldn't I do the same with my dog when he means the world to me.

It took me a long time to find the right dry dog food for Hero, and sometimes he has reactions to treats.  So recently I've been looking for alternatives to shop bought biscuits and treats.

I have so far tried Dehydrated Courgette in place of a rawhide chew - he wasn't so keen.  Peanut Butter drop biscuits which he likes and today I made Cheddar Cheese and Parmesan Pillows.


Hero - his attempt at sunbathing 


Hero loves cheese so I knew I was on to a winner, and the dough I made yielded over 35 biscuits.

I read a couple of recipes and adapted slightly to my dog's taste - just like us their tastes differ and Hero loves these little treats and I have the peace of mind to know exactly what he's eating.

Recipe


  • 200g Plain Flour 
  • 200g Rolled Oat Flour 
  • 150g Apple sauce 
  • 50g Parmesan Cheese 
  • 100g Cheddar Cheese (I use mature cheddar but you could use any hard cheese)  
  • 100g Rolled Oats 



Heat your over to 180C or 160 Fan
If you need to make your oat flour take you 200g and using a blender pulse until smooth
Grate your cheese and add to the Parmesan,  stir in the flour (plain and oat) and the rolled oats
Add the apple sauce and mix
Slowly add water until you have a workable dough

Using a little plain flour to dust your work top roll our your dough to your desired thickness
Using a cookie cutter cut out your biscuits and place on a baking sheet lined with grease proof paper

Bake in the oven until golden brown - the longer you bake the dryer the biscuit will be.  Mine took around 25 mins to be light golden brown.

Allow to cool then store in an airtight container.


They should last up to two weeks if kept in a sealed tin or jar.


Remember when feeding your dog treats stay within his healthy limit or food - or reduce the amount of dry dog food accordingly.


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