|Fish treats – fresh out of the oven…|
So, this particular batch, documented in photos here are made with one tin of Sardines and one can of Tuna. Heat your oven to 375 F while you prep your dough.
As the dough mixes into a ball, add 2 tablespoons of Olive oil (or other vegetable oil).
Below here you have it, the whole thing spread out over a large cookie sheet. Now you could stick it in the oven like this…BUT – here’s a cool thing an experiment revealed…
IF – BEFORE baking – you take your pizza roller-knife and drive back and forth across the whole entire “bread” – first in one direction and then in the other…
…so that you end up with this lovely pattern of tiny bits (below). And then – if you BAKE IT like this – you get these wonderful “break-apart-pieces” that are totally MADE for training: you can just take a section of bread with you as you go and the pieces literally will break apart in your hand as you just wiggle the bread around. AND it doesn’t crumble much 🙂
(If you don;t do this step, you still get lovely bread – but it does crumble a lot more as you break it)
After pre-cutting and driving your pizza knife back and forth twice over the entire thing – bake at 375 F.
I prefer these cookies baked on both sides…so will stick the cookie sheet in the oven and put the timer on for 25-30 min.. at which point, I pick up the whole bread with my oven mitts on and turn it upside-down (doesn’t matter if it breaks in the process – as you can see mine did…). Put back in the oven for another 15-20 min.
After that – when they come out – you literally have squares breaking off like this (below). See how handy that is to put in your training bag!?
I usually divide the yield into 4-6 plastic freezer bags and keep one out (in the fridge) – and put the others in the freezer.
Awesome treats, or what?! If you decide to try them – would love to hear reports of how your dog (or child!!) received them? Please comment below – would love to hear!!!