Homemade dog treats, for example.
|Dog treats fresh out of the oven.|
I made a bunch of beef bone broth the other day, and each jar had a thick layer of rich, nutritious fat rise to the top and solidify.
|Bone broth with a thick layer of fat on top.|
It's not something I care to consume (some beef fats I love, like tallow; not this, though). But, I know it's something my dogs would happily devour. Rather than offer them a spoon to lick, I decided to make it stretch into 2 dozen dog treats.
|Easy to skim once it cools and solidifies.|
|Fat from the bone broth.|
|Some of the players; cultured milk, buttermilk (from making butter), eggs and flour.|
|In the oven getting delicious.|
|Dog treats cooling and making them drool.|
|I didn't mark the bag... hubby thought I made him cookies. Thankfully he asked before trying one!|
|Six of our eight... just waiting for those treats to be shared.|
In my house, 2 dozen dogs treats lasts 3 days if I give each dog one per day! Oy. Nevertheless...
2 pastured eggs
1 cup raw milk (I used cultured milk that was past prime for drinking*)
1/2 cup water (actually, this time I used buttermilk - not the kind you use to make pancakes, but the kind that separates from the cream when you make raw butter)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup [grass-fed] beef fat (in this case, from bone broth)
5 cups flour (or enough to form stiff dough)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in milk (raw - fresh or cultured), water, salt, and beef fat (you can also use other forms of animal fat [from a healthy, grass-fed or pastured animal] - bacon fat, for example) until well blended. Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Flatten slightly and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on racks. Store in a covered container or zip lock bag in the refrigerator.
The dogs love them! And I love giving them to them because there are no funky ingredients like those found in the commercial brands.
*you can use "past prime" milk when working with raw milk. However, if you have pasteurized milk that is beyond drinkable, then pitch it. Its putrid and not safe for consumption, even for the dogs.
They are a huge hit around here!
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