Occasional Bake Holiday Stocking Stuffer Lasagna Dog Biscuits
Now who would make a dog biscuit called a “lasagna” dog biscuit…. Chef Gosselin bakes these and you can have his recipe. There is a healthy nature about the biscuit but the recipe uses pepperoni as a base meat and you should be aware that if your pet is sensitive to that meat, substitute a ground pork (which will need be cooked before using). The biscuit is not something well liked by my feline pals so this is a dog biscuit only. Let’s dive in it is an exciting item to offer your dog on occasion and I have certainly tested these on my crew….they dreamed about them all night.
12 oz canned tomato sauce
1 tbsp brewers yeast
3 cups Wheat flour
1 cup Wheat Bran
7 oz sliced pepperoni
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1.5 cup water
In your food processor place the pepperoni and pulse on high until the pepperoni is ground finely. Set aside until this is used in the dough making step.
In your mixing bowl place the flour
Place all ingredients on top of the flour except the water and mozzarella cheese. Using your dough hook or by hand blending with a spoon blend the ingredients well. Add water and continue kneading the dough on low or by hand until it forms a nice ball.
Roll out dough on floured surface to your desired thickness. I use 1/2 in thick as my target thickness for my average type dog biscuit.
Use your cutters to form the shapes and transfer the cut biscuits to your baking sheet. Do not grease your sheet.
Bake at 300F for approx 40+ min and test your biscuits by pressing down on them. If they are soft continue baking until they biscuit is hard and dry. The goal is to not brown the biscuit but to bake it until it dries and becomes brittle. Dogs love a crunchy bite to crack with their teeth and enjoy.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on cooling rack.
I know you want to test on but we are not done….. I top my cool biscuits with mozzarella cheese and place back in oven to melt the cheese. This adds the Coup de Gras to the gourmet nature of the dog biscuit.
To store your biscuits place them in a freezer baggie and place in refrigerator OR freezer…. Take them out as you serve them.
It is OK to eat one…I have tasted more than a few of these….. you will notice that there is a lack of salt seasoning… that is where you and your pet are apart…..we try not to add salt to our pets diet. They get enough in their regular meals.