HONEY SWEET POTATO PUPS – DOG BISCUIT RECIPE IN PLAIN ENGLISH
As is the theme with all of our tasty Wagnificent dog recipes, we aim to keep the recipe super simple, so even inexperienced chefs can provide a wholesome and tasty treat for your furry friends.
Please remember there are no hard and fast recipe rules and you can be as creative as you want, when it comes to the main ingredients. We also try to take the pain out of rigidly following recipes, but gently guide you through the process. The Wagnificent dogs have tried and tested many recipes over the years and this one utilises sweet potato – which is low in fat and rich in fibre.
YOU WILL NEED:
Baking Tray and a sheet of baking paper
Biscuit or cookie cutter
A clean paint brush or egg glaze brush if you are more culinary minded
A small bowl
A mixing bowl
¼ x bag of flour (Wholemeal, Spelt, Rice flour for example)
1 x egg
2 x cups of peeled, chopped and boiled sweet potato
2 x tablespoons of good quality honey
We also included:
- Peel, chop and boil 2 good sized cups of sweet potato until soft. Strain the potato.
- Using a small bowl, crack one egg in and whisk with a fork
- Sprinkle some flour into a larger mixing bowl – the measurements do not really matter at this point, but start with a little as you can always add more but not take it away.
- Add your ingredients to the bowl: the two cups of cool sweet potato, the honey, and then add between ½ and ¾ of the mixed egg to the flour and mix it together with a wooden spoon.
- It will probably be quite a wet blob of dough. Do not panic! Add the supplements of spirulina and herbs (both optional) and another dusting of flour. Keep mixing!
- Keep adding flour in very small qualities until it starts to get ‘dough like’ and then get your hands dirty and start kneading! Be patient as you slowly add the flour to your mix and keep on folding and kneading it until it is all mixed in.
- Once it is no longer wet, has the appearance of dough and can be rolled – do just that! Roll the dough out using a rolling pin until it is quite thin. No more than around 5mm thick (or your biscuits will be thick and stodgy and not cook through) and then use your cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out the shapes. Then lay them on the baking paper on a baking tray. For this one we used our Airedale terrier cookie cutter.
- Pre heat the oven to 160c (140c if fan assisted) 325F (Gas mark 3).
- With the remaining whisked egg, carefully glaze each biscuit with a light coat of egg.
- Once the oven is up to temperature, put your baking tray in, on a middle shelf and bake for 10 -15 minutes until the biscuits are a light, golden brown, then flip them over, glaze the back of them and bake for a further 5 minutes.
- Once brown on the opposite side, leave on a wire rack to cool. Once totally cool, serve one to each of your very curious pups who have probably been sat at your feet during the entire process! Store the remainder in an airtight box.
That’s it you are done and we are sure that your dogs will be very keen to sample your culinary efforts.