Day 29 – Homemade Dog Biscuits – {DIY From Scratch}

Before I get into today’s post, I thought I show some photos from the soap I made yesterday.  Cold Process soap needs to cure for 4-6 weeks, but it’s so worth the wait.

Homemade Soap covered upHomemade Soap - after2Homemade Soap - after

 

 

 

 

After the soap is poured into the mold, it’s covered and wrapped in blankets and towels for 24 hours.  Then the blankets and towels are removed as well as the cover and the soap should have firmed up.  The soap sits like this for 3 more days when I will cut it into bars and lay it out on paper bags to cure for the 4-6 weeks.

Okay – onto today’s post:  Homemade dog biscuits.

Homemade Dog Biscuit Assistant

Ellie staged a sit-in to make sure I didn’t forget to make biscuits today.

Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipe BookLast year for my birthday, a dear friend gave me a recipe book for organic dog biscuits because we’re a gluten free household.  When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I made the decision to stop eating sugar, all grains and starched vegetables (it’s not as bad as it sounds).  To make things easier for me, my darling husband decided to change his diet to match mine.  It’s certainly been a culinary adventure and the support from friends and family has made all the difference.

Homemade Dog Biscuit Cheese Please

Cheese, Please!

Homemade Dog Biscuit Oh My These Are Good

Ohm My These Are Good

This is an excellent dog biscuit cookbook with 25 recipes to choose from.  I decided to make two: ‘Cheese, Please’ and ‘Ohm My These Are Good’.  I gathered and measured all the ingredients, mixed them in my standing mixer and prepped the dough in two different ways.  With the ‘Cheese, Please’ biscuits, I rolled out the dough and cut small and large bone shaped cookies.  The other biscuits I rolled into 1″ balls.

Homemade Dog Biscuit Before4Homemade Dog Biscuit Before3Homemade Dog Biscuit Before2Homemade Dog Biscuit BeforeHomemade Dog Biscuit Assistant2Both recipes baked for 25 minutes and made quite a few biscuits.  These should last a while.  Ellie appointed herself as my baking assistant and hired Mindy to help with the official taste testing duties.  Woody would have been included, but he Homemade Dog Biscuit Taste Testersmistook me handing him a biscuit for handing him medicine and took off to the farthest part of our yard.  Mike will have to give him the biscuit and then he’ll let me give him one.  He really doesn’t like his medicine.

Well that’s it folks for the {DIY From Scratch} series.  I’ll be taking a few days off to regroup and prep for my May series called {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}.  Yes, as you guessed, it will be all about birds.  We have a wall tree.  You can read more about that here, and during Christmas and other holidays, it’s decorated, but the rest of the year it’s bare.  I’d like to change that by knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting and paper crafting a bunch of birds for the tree.  I’ll be starting this series next Monday, May 4th and I’d be delighted if you stopped by to meet my birds.

Until next time,

 

 

 

Homemade Dog Biscuits

 

Do you know how long we’ve waited for these biscuits of goodness?  Too long.

 

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