As a connoisseur of treats I am always excited when I come across a delish biscuit recipe. My friend Rachel from Coconut & Lime has a great homemade dog biscuit recipe that is to wag. This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser for all those grrrowling tummies. Your dog will enjoy chomping on this great tasting treat and won't want to share. But with one bite who could blame him, drooling lips says it all !
But humans be fair warned your taste buds and growling belly may get jealous. You may be tempted to scour to a dark corner of the kitchen just to take a nibble so Spot doesn't catch you in the act. But with the crumb trail you left behind, that obvious milk mustache and Spots keen sense of smell, you may hear him woofing these words "Get your own plate". If you can't fight the temptation (trust us my parents have been there or thought about it), just don't let your watch dog catch you red handed snacking on his treats or you may find yourself in the doghouse.
So, with that said I have been given the pleasure & honor of sharing Rachels recipe, cooking secrets, and thoughts with you.
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup rolled old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 cup chicken broth
2 eggs PLUS 1 egg, beaten
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for the beaten egg. The dough should easily form a ball and be rather firm. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes. Re-roll scraps (just once, any more and the biscuits will be tough) and cut out the remaining biscuits. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the beaten egg. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Yield: about 3 dozen biscuits
Rachels thoughts:I have thought about making dog treats many times over the years but never actually took the the time to make them. I finally thought the time was right this year (think: cheap present!) and whipped up a batch for our three dogs Elvis (pug), Violet (whippet) and Pippi (dachshund), the neighbor's dog Rocky and my mom's two mixes Caramel and Star (who was my Grandpop's dog-he got her as a puppy when he was 81-13 years ago!) all of whom I thought would appreciate a treat. I don't know why I waited so long, they were super quick to make and I made them using ingredients I always have on hand so I didn't have to buy anything special. These particular biscuits are chicken flavored and full of whole grains. The dogs just gobbled them up!
A little tidbit about Coconut & Lime:
Coconut & Lime started as a place for Rachel to share her recipes with friends. Since 2004 it has grown to one of the top twenty food blogs in the country and is the only one that features only original recipes. MSN’s Delish.com named Coconut & Lime one of the top 50 food blogs in the world.
There is a wide range of cuisines and foods represented on Coconut & Lime, everything from authentic Indian curries to Korean, traditional American favorites, vegan and Japanese food. What sets Coconut & Lime apart from other food blogs is the focus on inventive, original recipes that are easy to recreate at home, but are a slightly out of the ordinary.
For example, some popular recipes have included Cuba Libra cupcakes, a East Meets South East Asian fusion pulled pork, kimbap (a Korean dish similar to sushi rolls), Chicken Chili with Hominy, peppermint marshmallows, blueberry key lime sherbet, along side American classics like red velvet cake, fried chicken and cinnamon buns.
Each recipe comes with a clear list of ingredients and step by step directions that even a cooking novice would feel comfortable following. Rachel’s recipes have been successfully recreated hundreds of times by people all over the world.
If you are on Twitter don't forget to follow her @coconutlime to see what she is cooking up in her kitchen daily. Also, for all you chef's don't forget to subscribe & RSS via email to her blog at http://coconutlime.blogspot.com for daily recipe & blog updates. If you are not already a cook and need a class in Cooking 101 don't fret Rachel offers tips and advice to making the cooking experience tasteful & simple.
So, on behalf of Rachel at Coconut & Lime and me, from our kitchens to yours, enjoy !!! But don't forget to share the love of a satisfied belly with your pup pals.