This is a great recipe for really special occasions – perhaps your puppy has just had his vaccinations or passed out of puppy training school.
Whatever the occasion, he’ll love you for baking these crispy bones which are full of meaty goodness.
For 4 small bones, you will need:
· 50g butter or margarine
· 75g rolled oats
· 75g flour
· 1 egg
· ½ teaspoon Marmite
· 2 small leeks
· 125g beef mince
1. Rub the butter, oats and flour together to form a crumbly mix. Then beat in the egg, mix in the Marmite and gradually add just enough hot water to make a sticky but firm dough.
2. Roll this out thinly on a floury board and cut it into 4 rectangles.
3. Next, take both leeks and remove the outer layers until they are about ½ inch thick all the way along. Coat them with a good layer of butter, and then roll two squares of the pastry around each one, leaving a gap in between. You should now have two leeks, each with two sections wrapped in pastry.
4. Lay these on a greased baking sheet, and cook them in a moderate oven for 25 minutes. Then take them out and carefully cut the leeks in half, in between the two sections of pastry. You should then be able to slide the leeks out from the pastry, leaving four firm tubes of pastry. Put these back in the oven to cook for a further ten minutes before letting them cool.
5. While the pastry is cooking, fry the mince until cooked through, and then stuff the bones with the meat, and voila, you have four delicious and healthy bones that your puppy will love!
The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon