Shannon’s family recently adopted a sweet Portuguese Water Dog and his high energy got Mary and Shannon thinking about channeling his abundant energy. The also want to give all the members of their family the best nutrition possible, especially when they are getting older and have given their whole lives, with unconditional love, to us, their humans.
Trying to get the kids to leave these dog Biscuits alone is the only challenge………
Recipe for Calming Dog Biscuits
This recipe requires turkey broth. To make the broth get some turkey parts from your butcher. Put in a pot with carrots and cover with water and simmer for at least 2 hours. At this point you can either take the meat off the bone and feed that and the carrots to your dog and just use the broth or you can take the bones out and put the rest in the blender and make a sort of “sludge” out of the whole kit and kaboodle.
If you are using just the broth – this is your Wet Mixture.
1 ½ cups turkey broth
2 – 100 ml jars of organic turkey baby food (with or without vegetables)
1 egg (whisked)
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
3 heaping tablespoons engivita yeast
Now this is your Dry Mixture
4 cups rye flour
2 cups rice flour
If you are using the sludge mixture – substitute 2 ½ cups sludge for the 1 ½ cup broth and 2 –100 ml jars of baby food. How much flour you put into the dough depends on how liquid your “sludge” mixture is. Use a two parts rye flour to one part rice flour.
Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry in another. Add wet to dry and mix until the dough is firm enough to roll out like pie dough. Leave the dough to sit for about 10 minutes.
Roll out your dough on a well floured (rye flour) piece of wax paper. If you wet the counter first, the wax paper will stick to the counter. If the dough is sticking to the rolling pin, sprinkle flour on the top of the dough as well. Brush the rolled out dough with a little organic soy sauce.
Cut into biscuits and bake at 375 degrees until crispy. Cooking time approximately 35-45 minutes.