Maggie, Lily and Jules had guests (Mollie and Bella) stay on the weekend so we decided to make some biscuits to share with the guests. M, L & J’s favourites are liver biscuits so we decided to go with them. They were very popular. My trio was happy to share, provided they got their’s first. Bella and Mollie loved them.
This recipe is based on a recipe in Tasty Treats for Demanding Dogs by Gregg R Gillespie.
- 3¼ cups wholemeal flour
- 1½ cups plain flour
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 500g raw beef liver, roughly chopped. You can use lamb’s fry or even chicken livers if you can’t get beef liver but beef liver is cheaper. Woolworths usually has beef liver in its pet food section.
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbs* oil
- 1 beef stock cube
- 3 tbs* water
*These are 15 ml tablespoons.
- In a large bowl, whisk together wholemeal flour, plain flour, salt and garlic powder.
- Put the liver in your blender bowl and blend until smooth.
- Add the egg, oil, stock cube and water to the blender bowl and blend until well combined.
If you don’t have a blender, you can do this in a food processor. It just won’t be as smooth. The troops don’t seem to mind.
- Add the liver mixture to the flour mixture and mix well. If the mixture is too dry, add a little extra water.
- Lightly flour your work bench, roll out the mixture until it is about 3 cm thick.
- Using a biscuit cutter (bone shaped ones are really cute) cut out as many biscuits as you can.
- Reform dough, roll it again and cut out more biscuits. Repeat until all the dough is used.
- Place biscuits on tray lined with baking paper.
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Bake biscuits for 20 minutes or until the biscuits appear dry and the edges are golden brown.
- Take out of the oven, cool on cake rack.
- When the biscuits are completely cool either put them in a dehydrator overnight or, if you don’t have a dehydrator, put them back in your cooling oven with the fan on. Leave in oven overnight.
It is important the biscuits are completely dry, otherwise, they may go mouldy.
Maggie, Lily and Jules also offered their guests dried liver treats. Here is the post on how to make them.
Photo is of Jules in motion – there was no way he was going to stay still long enough for me to take a photo when there was food in his vicinity. This was his second biscuit. He ate the first before I could even press the shutter:)