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Sherry Yard’s Real Doggy Treats for Max

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.

Loving his mid afternoon snooze

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.

Even Max likes Sherry yard

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.
  1. 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.
  2. Knead the mixture into a dough, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Place rack in the lowest position of the oven, and preheat to 180 degrees celsius.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Max enjoying his treat

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.

35 Comments

  1. LOL I haven't seen you in ages, Max has stolen you! I'm not even much of a dog person but this entire post makes me squee :) So so adorable

  2. OMG, I'm in love with your dog! No wonder you're obsessed. The biscuits look amazing (though for dog-consumption only, huh?)

  3. Judy says

    oh my linda… you've gone soft! :) and you dont even make me biscuits…

  4. Aw Max is so cute! My bf has a dog called Max as well and he LOVES cookies, so I might try this recipe out for him (and maybe teach him a new trick as well!)

  5. You're on the right path on dog ownership. Feed him something that you know is good for him. In my book, kibbles aren't dog food. Have you ever thought that there is a financial connection between the vets and pet food industry? Lovely blog and handsome dog ;-)

    • Hey Moya, I just realised you are right, Mac has gotten alot bigger in just 2 weeks. he’s still just as naughty though

  6. Oh how cute is Max. I love dogs. They have some really good dog treat books out there. I will definately have to try this recipe for my 2 dogs.Gizmo and Milo. :)

  7. Max is absolutely so so so so so *pinches face* cute!
    My bf has a soft spot for labradors which has rubbed off on me too. Such a shame our parents dislike dogs!
    First thing when we move out is to buy a dog =)

    And those biscuits look good enough to eat! =D

  8. Max is just so adorable.Can I borrow him for a day or two to play with my dogs? And while we're at it, can you make a batch of these adorable treats for them too?

    • Lol yes please! I think your two will get along with Max. And yes I’ll make a huge batch of treats for the dogs =D

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  10. OMG! How adorable is he!!!! awww… I loooove dogs, only wish I could be around one as well.. sighhh.. He is one lucky little thing too, getting fresh baked biscuits… !! :))

  11. Max is ADORABLE. Of course, I’m biased. I’m a Lab girl myself (Dad has two English blacks, lovely boys).

    Love seeing this recipe – no more Milkbones necessary for my babies! We have three, and a box of large dog Milkbones goes fast around here. Now I can make tasty snacks for the dogs as well as the rest of the family. :) Think I may add some cheese or peanut butter in the mix and see what happens. Thanks!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..White Chocolate Crème Brûlée. =-.

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  13. sofia says

    your pup is so cuuute. and the biscuits look lovely. i have a dog of my own who will love them, for sure.
    how many biscuits turned out by using these quantities?
    i volunteer at a doggie shelter and i want to bake them some biscuits. we have about 70 dogs there and i was wondering what amount of…..everything i need to use in order to get 2-3 biscuits per dog.

    • I think I was able to cut out 30 biscuits using the recipe. Aww it’s nice to hear that there are people like you volunteering to help our four legged friends. Are you in Sydney? If so, I would love to volunteer to bake and donate biscuits to the doggie shelter.

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