This week we added our own lovingly made dog biscuits to our café menu. First dog to try them was 5-month old mini Schnauzer girl Fig. She wolfed down her first biscuits and then asked for another. This was washed down with fresh Cambridge water.
We love dog visitors both inside the café and and outside on the terrace. The biscuits are a free treat to all our four legged guests who should be able to enjoy popping in for coffee or lunch just as must as their owners.
We would like to share the recipe so you can treat your dog to a snack which is healthy and wholesome – and tasty!
Cookery School café Dog Biscuits
250-275g wholemeal flour
100g toasted wheat germ or rye flakes
10g fresh yeast or 3g quick action yeast
100g chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon Marmite
1 tablespoon golden syrup or honey
1 large egg
175ml chicken or beef stock
3 tablespoons olive oil
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Flour or paper line a baking sheet.
2. Combine the flour, wheat germ and yeast in a medium bowl. Whisk together the peanut butter, egg, broth and oil in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir with a spoon or rubber spatula until a rough dough forms. Knead the dough in the bowl 5-6 times until it comes together.
3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to a 5-6mm thickness. With a dog bone shaped cookie cutter, cut out and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Press all the scraps together, kneading once or twice, then roll out and cut more.
4. Bake treats until lightly browned and fairly hard, rotating the pans from top to bottom once, about 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely; biscuits will harden as they cool. Store in an airtight container.