meatless monday: for the dogs

And now for something completely different. Meatless dog biscuits, adapted from a recipe by my friend Hannah. Hannah is a devoted dog lover, and despite having no canine companion of her own, loves my German Shepherd Bella as if she were a beloved niece. Hannah shared this recipe a while back, and I’ve since made snowflake- and snowman-shaped dog biscuits for all the dogs in my life (no pun intended) as Christmas treats. (SL NOTE: these are actually edible for humans, as you’ll see, although not particularly delicious. Stick with Ritz or Wheat Thins, guys.)

Bella, all Warhol-ed out, holiday 2010.

Bella Biscuits (a la Hannah Elliott):
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. cornmeal
2/3 c. Brewer’s yeast (optional; can be omitted and substituted with 1/2 c. whole wheat flour)
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 c. boiling vegetable broth
1/4 c. peanut butter (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well. Working with half of the dough at a time, roll into 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Cut into desired shapes, and bake at 375 F for 20 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets. Turn oven off but leave biscuits in oven until crunchy. Yields about 1 pound of tasty dog biscuits.


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