Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Now that one of my dogs has food allergies, I got together with a friend who
1. loves to bake
2. used to make gourmet dog treats to sell at craft fairs
3. loves to bake
and together we made these yummy (to the dogs) delights pictured above.
My favorite recipe to make was the ones that are little balls and here is the recipe:
1/2 pound of bacon (we used an 8 oz package of real bacon bits)
3.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup corn meal
1 1/3 cups warm water
1/4 cup beef broth
3/4 cup olive oil (we used canola oil)
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook bacon until crispy, cool, crumble, reserve the grease bacon was cooked in. (We skipped this step.)
Combine flour, corn meal and crumbled bacon.
Combine water and broth, slowly pour into dry ingredients.
Add oil and mix until it forms a loose dough.
Make balls, drizzle with bacon grease (we skipped this) and bake until firm to the touch, 35-45 minutes.
This recipe produced over 200 treats that bake nice and crunchy. I think I am going to get a melon baller to make them more uniform next time.
Do any of you have an easy recipe to share? I just do not get excited over recipes that have more than 6 ingredients, since unlike my dear friend, I hate to bake.