Homemade Dog Treats: The Cheddar Edition

Homemade Dog Treats with Turtle MatIt’s been a long week, fancy some pooch spam? Homemade dog treats too, pinterest eat your heart out. Team Cat avert your eyes.

I care very much about what goes into P & B’s little bellies so I quite like making their treats. I sleep better at night knowing exactly what they’re chowing down on (the dead bird head from the park this morning aside).

The good folk at Turtle Mat challenged me to create some tasty – figuratively speaking – treats so I mucked about with the peanut butter treats from last year to come up with a cheesy little number they seemed to love. A greater success than the human* scones I tried to make this week. The less said about those the better.

Homemade dog treats, you’ll need:

200g rice flour
handful grated cheddar
1 egg
150 ml water

Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Mix the egg and flour in a large bowl.

Add the water gradually to combine to a dough. You may not need all the water just judge it as you’re going along. The dough will be quite sticky, not unlike a scone dough. Aaah sweet irony.

When combined, stir in the cheese.

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

Tip the dough onto a heavily floured surface and roll to about 1cm thick.

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

Use a floured cutter in whatever jaunty design floats your boat to make the biscuits.

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

 

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

Bake for 10 to fifteen minutes until crisp and starting to colour.

Feel free to pass the time mucking about in the garden.

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

Make dogs perform tricks for treats. Everyone’s happy.

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

Along with their life saving dirt trapper mats, Turtle Mat launched some pretty sexy dog bowls last year too. They’re a bit of a work of art if you can say that about a dog bowl. I’m sad my new kitchen isn’t ready to show them off in: that may be the most obnoxious sentence I’ve ever written. Sadly it’s true. So instead we took our treats al fresco, high five for *almost* spring evenings.

homemade dog treats with Turtle Mat

DSC_0765Do you do homemade dog treats? Or is it too much faff? Does it depress you as much as it does me that I cannot bake for people? I expect not.

*scones for humans, not made from humans.

Turtle Mat kindly sent us the snazzy bowls for review. As always, if I didn’t love it I wouldn’t blog it…or I’d tell you the dog ate my homework. 

Wonderful Wednesday Eight
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