AKA My Baking Is Going to the Dogs
I’m from Kansas City and, like all good Midwestern cooks, my granny wasted nothing. When we had ham, she always made ham salad from the meat on the bone that was too small to slice. Sadly, it was one of the few things she ever made that I refused to eat. My son and I had ham for Christmas dinner this year and of course we had lots of leftovers. I ground up what we humans won’t eat and made ham and cheese biscuits for our pack. I think she would approve!
Heidi’s Ham & Cheese Biscuits (adapted from MacPherson’s K-9 cookbook)
These smell good enough for humans to eat…and they received 5 out of 5 paws from even the finickiest doggie gourmets. These are named after my black lab/healer mix, Heidi.
You’ll need a food processor or a mixer. I used a bone-shaped cookie cutter, but any shape will do. You could even cut them into squares.
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all purpose flour (you can substitute 1 cup of Whole Wheat flour)
- 1/3 cup grated cheese (I used non-fat mozzarella, but any low-fat cheese will work)
- 1 cup diced ham (I ground mine in the food processor)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
Grease two cookie sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the food processor bowl, add the flour, cheese, ham, and oil. Pulse for a few seconds, scrape the side of the bowl, and pulse again until the mixture is the texture of coarse meal.
Add water and eggs and pulse until the dough forms a ball.
Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake 10-15 minutes until they begin to brown on the bottom. Flip each biscuit over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on rack.
Store these biscuits in the refrigerator.