Doggy biscuits for your pooch

These plaque buster biscuits for dogs sold out in minutes at an SPCA fair. They are very hard and crunchy to help scrape off plaque from your pooches teeth. All the ingredients are probably in your cup- boards already. You do need to leave these in the oven for a while once cooked, so baking them on Christmas Eve is a good idea. They last about 7 days as have no preservatives. This recipe makes about a kilo of biscuits. Cut them to the size that is most suitable for your dog.

175ml powdered skimmed milk 125ml cornmeal
50ml bulghur wheat
550ml wholewheat flour
1 stock cube
375ml boiled water
250ml quick cook rolled oats 2 eggs, beaten

Preheat the oven to 160°C.
Combine the milk powder, cornmeal, bulghur and flour in a large mixing bowl.
In a jug, dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water and add the rolled oats and leave to stand for about 5 minutes. Stir the beaten egg to the wet mixture and gradually mix the wet with the dry ingre- dients.
Divide into two balls and knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes.
Roll out to a 1⁄4 or 1⁄2 inch thickness; again, depending on the size of your dog.
Cut with a cookie cutter and place on a lined baking tray for 50 minutes.

Once cooked, turn the oven off and leave the biscuits in there to harden for several hours / overnight.

Store at room temperature in a container with a loose fitting lid. Remember, these have no preservatives, but they don’t normally last that long.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)