I recently had an apartment full of all our neighborhood canine friends. We took in Booker, Mark and Vale's chocolate lab, while they headed down to SoCal.
Molly, the forever puppy yellow lab, that lives upstairs was also temporarily left behind while her family went skiing in beautiful Canadia.
Tillie, the black and silver labradoodle puppy, is a regular daytime patron, while her parents Lachlan and Izzie are at work.
Then of course there is always Georgia, affectionately known as "Gigi" and a full time resident at the SK Doggie Inn. Yes, our very own French brick house, tug-o-war warrior, or "lil' kitten with a whip" as I believe Pete Paradise once called her.
They were all really good together, which is impressive considering the range of ages and personalities in the group. The 12 to 16 sets of paws excitedly tapped around the apartment, following me everywhere. What do you want from me? A cookie? The answer was undoubtably "yes". So, I gave the dogs what they head tilted for and made some Homemade Dog Biscuits.
I tried to emboss the dog's names into the dog biscuits (similar to the classic "Milk-Bone" biscuits), but it didn't come out as I hoped. I'll need to try it with a less grainy dough sometime.
Homemade Dog Biscuits
(Adapted from Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe)
2 cups (250 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup (120 grams) whole-wheat flour
1 cup (133 grams) medium-coarse yellow cornmeal
1 cup (120 grams) bulgur
½ cup (100 grams) nonfat dry milk
1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 ¼ cups (300 grams) chicken, beef or vegetable stock
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Stir together flours, cornmeal, bulgur, dry milk, and salt until well mixed. Set aside.
- In small ball whisk yeast into stock.
- On low speed of stand mixer, add stock to flour mixture until stiff dough forms, 2-3 minutes.
- Roll out dough to about ½ inch thickness on a flour dusted work surface and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake for about 30-45 minutes or until they start to brown and feel firm.
- The dog biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 months.