Just the thought of cooking liver cake was enough to make my stomach churn. Memories of being ‘persuaded’ to eat my liver up each week as a kid are still very much alive – and I had a sneaky suspicion making a liver cake now wasn’t going to make me suddenly crave that taste.
But who am I to deny this face?
Thankfully making liver cake for dogs is really simple. And if you share the same liver phobia as me, aside from the odd whiff of raw liver during the blending stage, (just breath in through your mouth at this point), you should be ok.
I can pretty much guarantee your dog will be by your feet the moment you crack open the liver packaging, and will be longingly watching you prepare and cook it. Liver seems to have that effect on them (at least!)
And liver cake isn’t just tasty for dogs – it’s really very nutritious too. With all the concern about what is actually going in to dog treats and foods, you’ll know by making your own, exactly what they are eating.
At just 4 months old we are super busy with puppy training Milo, and I wanted to have a variety of training treats to give him.
The beauty (?!) of this recipe is it makes loads – you only need to give them a tiny little bit when you are training, so make sure you cut it up into really small chunks. Liver cake is rich and a little goes a long way.
As I needed to cut it up in to small pieces it was important that it didn’t crumble. I used spelt flour instead of wholemeal flour (mainly because I didn’t have any!) but it worked well and came out easy to cut, and more importantly, non crumbly.
The liver cake will only last 3 days in the fridge (pop it in a lidded container), so you will need to freeze batches of it. Sandwich bags work well for this.
Let us know how you get on with liver cake for your dog – did they like it? Do you have any other favourite recipes for us to try?
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