The Stuff (aka Ingredients)
- 1 lb. lean ground meat or your dog’s favourite canned dog food
- 1 piping bag & a Wilton #18 tip (or a tip #12 or no tip at all! We’re very flexible)
- parchment paper
How We Do It (Instructions)
Line a baking sheet or dehydrator trays with parchment. If using the oven, preheat to 150F.
In a pan, saute the meat until lightly browned. In a blender or food processor, puree until smooth. Press meat paste through a strainer to remove all “chunks”. Feed chunks to your resident taste tester.
Skip this step and use pate style canned dog food.
Fill a piping bag with meat paste/canned food. Pipe 1/4″ dots onto the parchment, evenly spaced. (Don’t worry about crowding, these will shrink as they dry.) Use Wilton tip #18 for “fancy pants” swirls or Wilton tip #12 for plain dots.
Place trays in oven and bake for 6-8 hours, shaking the trays once or twice to “flip”.
Turn on the dehydrator to the “meat” setting or 150F. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours.
Makes ~1/4 lb. of tiny treats (about enough for one class + practicing after hours)