Yield: 1 batch
|3½ cup||Flour, all-purpose|
|2 cups||Flour, whole-wheat|
|1 cup||Flour, rye|
|2 cups||Cracked wheat (bulgur)|
|½ cup||Dry milk powder (non-fat)|
|2 cups||Chicken stock|
|¼ ounce||Dry yeast, active (one package)|
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine, in a big bowl, the flours, cornmeal, milk powder and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve yeast in about ¼ cup lukewarm water; let it sit for a few minutes, until it bubbles. Add the chicken stock to the yeast mixture. Mix well. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients. Knead about 3 minutes. The dough should be stiff.
Flour a board with cornmeal and roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch. Cut out biscuits with cookie cutters in appropriate shapes, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Mix the egg and milk and use to brush tops of biscuits (for shine), then bake the biscuits for 45 minutes at 300 degrees F.
Turn off the heat and leave biscuits in the oven overnight. This will make the biscuits be bone-hard. Though these are intended for dogs, people find them better tasting than many health foods.
* Homemade meatless dog biscuits -- This strange and wonderful recipe appeared in our hometown paper's consumer column, for making doggie Christmas presents! Although they are meatless, they are not vegetarian, as they contain chicken broth. However, your dog is quite unlikely to be a strict vegetarian. Yield: Several dozen.
* These make a dandy birthday or Christmas present for your favorite friend's dog.
: Difficulty: easy.
: Time: 30 minutes preparation, 45 minutes cooking, overnight hardening. : Precision: approximate measurement OK.
: Anne Hill Wiebe
: University of Texas Computation Center, Austin, Texas, USA : wiebe@...
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