I’ve officially had Max for two weeks now. It seems like it’s been heaps longer. Throughout the last two weeks, I find myself anxiously waiting to get home to see him, and spending all my Sundays playing with him and teaching him tricks. I can’t help it, but I’m always thinking about him. Last weekend, on the way to a farewell party, squishies, Howard and I drove pass a beautiful park. The first thing that came to my mind was, wow, the grass here is so nice and soft, I bet Max would love to run around in it.
I think have I’m starting to scare my friends. Since I’m currently obsessed with Max, I guess it’s only natural that I start baking for him too.
I remember watching Iron Chef America 3-4 years ago, on this particular episode Wolfgang Puck was challenging one of the iron chef. However it was his pastry chef, Sherry Yard that really amazed me. She was making ice cream, spun sugar, pastries at a super dooper fast pace. It was at that precise moment that I really wanted to start baking. So I would say she was the one person that inspired me to bake and make desserts. Currently Sherry is known as the pastry chef to the stars, she’s responsible for the desserts at the Academy Awards. One of her favourite recipes to bake for celebrity pets are her doggie biscuits.
On a particular Sunday, the weather was beautiful outside, upon finishing our morning walk, I baked Max his first biscuits
Real Doggy Treats
Adapted from Sherry Yard- Desserts by the Yard
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- Extra wheat flour for dusting
- 1 egg beaten plus 1 egg yolk for egg wash.
- Whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, honey and chicken stock. Whisk in 1 and a half cup wheat flour. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the remaining wheat flour and cornmeal.
- Knead the mixture into a dough, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Place rack in the lowest position of the oven, and preheat to 180 degrees celsius.
- Lightly flour work surface and roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut to the desired shape, then place onto baking paper. Brush with egg wash.
- Bake for 12 minutes, then rotate sheet from front to back, then bake for an extra 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. If treats are not served within the next 2 days, store in airtight container if the refrigerator or freezer.
Whilst baking his biscuits, I couldn’t help but laugh at Max’s snoring. However, once the biscuits were baked and was removed from the oven, Max immediately woke from his deep slumber and couldn’t wait till the biscuit cools down.
Max absolutely loved the biscuits, he loves it so much that I was able to use it as a treat to teach him a new trick. If you have a doggie that you want to spoil, I’d recommend you make this incredibly simple but addictive biscuit, your dog will love you for it.