WITH this season's live-animal film version of "101 Dalmatians," the world has gone to the puppies. In honor of Jewel, Two Tone and Fidget, a recipe follows for reader Sue Nakanishi, who favors her pet Pomeranian with homemade goodies.
Fetch a batch of
homemade biscuits to
treat your dog
Recipes for dog biscuits and other treats are now appearing in cookbooks for humans, like Maida Heatter's "Brand-New Book of Great Cookies" (Random House, 1995, $25). It features Bone Appetits, a savory biscuit made with bran, wheat germ and nutritional yeast.
Chef Fido of Colorado sells bone-shaped dog-biscuit cutters for $6 each at (800) 824-5924.
Also, "Treats and Eats for Pets and Their People" is a 54-page cookbook with recipes such as "canoes on water," a mixture of chicken broth and cheese designed to appeal to kitties. Order by sending a $6.50 check made to: Pet Sitters International, 418 E. King St., King, N.C. 27021. Or charge at (910) 983-9222.
More special treats and celebratory foods are detailed in "Wild About Dogs I," a 47-minute video featuring dogs, their owners, a canine nutritionist and a dog dentist. Order by mailing a $23.45 check made to: Wild About Animals, 4724 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 321, Marina Del Rey, Calif. 98292. Or charge at (800) 471-4778.
You can bowwow that again: The world has gone to the tail waggers.
(From "Wild About Animals I")3 cups minced parsleyPreheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on the middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
1/4 cup carrots chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
2-3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup water
Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese and oil. Stir together flour, bran and baking powder and mix well with vegetables. Gradually add 1/2 cup water, mixing well. Add more water if necessary to make a moist but not wet dough. Knead for 1 minute.
Roll dough out to 1/2-inch thick. Using a cookie cutter (preferably in the shape of a dog bone) or a glass, cut out shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps, re-roll, and cut out more.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Transfer to a rack to cool.
Store in an airtight tin.
Makes 12 to 24 dog biscuits.