Posted in Recipes on 23.02.2018
Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Biscuits
prep: 15 mins / cook: 45 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 60 mins / quantity: 40 biscuits Print recipe?
Are you one of those dog parents who’s ‘child’ is motivated by food? Yep, yep, yep.
Wake up, moan about not eating, out for walk, treat for being good, sleep, eat, sleep, moan about not eating, sleep, out for a walk, sleep, eat, beg for more food, sleep. Meg’s day in a nutshell.
Rinse and repeat tomorrow.
But I think she’s happy. She seems a happy dog. Especially when she gets home made treats like these Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Biscuits. Just seven ingredients and around an hour and you can have enough doggie biscuits to keep your pup happy for weeks as these freeze really well. Or you can spread the puppy love and share with your doggie friends. Meg disapproves of this.
I’ve used wholemeal flour but if your pup has wheat allergies or gluten intolerance you could substitute with oat flour or even gluten free flour. Meg however will eat anything (and probably has at some point).
You can also cut them into whatever shape you like. They won’t care if they’re heart shaped or poo shaped. The whimsical shapes are for us silly humans.
The thinner you roll them the more ‘snap’ these biscuits will have. If they’re thicker they’ll be more chewy than crunchy. Again, either way they won’t care.
Just give me the damn biscuit already …
I’ve also pretty much given up hope that Meg will be THAT dog that sits still, lets you balance all kinds of crap on her head and doesn’t drool at the mere prospect of food. And I’ve resigned myself to never getting a decent photo of her being fed her treats.
Here are some items I used in today’s post:
Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Biscuits
prep: 15 mins / cook: 45 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 60 mins / quantity: 40 biscuits
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 a large carrot - grated
- 3 cups wholemeal flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 3/4 - 1 cup water
- Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into medium sized cubes. Put into a saucepan, cover with boiling water and simmer for around 15 minutes until soft
- Take off the heat, drain, tip into a large bowl and mash
- Add the grated carrot and wholemeal flour and stir together with a large spoon or rubber spatula
- Beat the egg with 3/4 cup water and add to the bowl. Stir together to form a dough, adding a splash more water if the dough is too dry. You want a pastry like consistency that's easy to roll out
- Tip onto a work surface and knead to bring to a smoothish dough
- Preheat the oven to 160 Fan / 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4 and line 2-3 baking trays with parchment or a silicon mat
- Dust some flour over your work surface then roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thick. If you want a crisper biscuit roll out so it's a little thinner - you'll also get more biscuits!
- Cut into whatever shape you (or your pup!) fancy and gently lift onto your baking trays. Re-roll any trimmings and keep cutting out till you've used up all the dough
- Bake for 25-30 minutes then cool completely before storing in a sealed container. These keep for around 5 days at room temp or up 1 week in the fridge
- These also freeze really well so don't worry you have to give your pup them all at once (even if they WOULD eat them!)
Hello and welcome to The Cook & Him.
We are Sam (The Cook), Phil (Him) and our little dog Meg. What started with a plan to shed a few pounds back in 2016, soon became obvious that eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring.
So, combining Sam’s 15 years of experience working within Michelin starred restaurants and our love for deliciously healthy food, we’re creating recipes for you to make and enjoy. We’ve added our own unique spin on traditional and contemporary vegetarian and vegan recipes that keep you (and your pets!) healthy and full. And we make sure they just work.
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