Zeke's Treats

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Your readers might be interested in one of my most successful recipes. "Zeke's Treats" is a favorite of all the dogs I have met. Zeke is my son Mark's dog and they live in Soldotna.

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When I'm not visiting, Zeke gets "care packages."

My husband and I spent most of June with them enjoying the beautiful area. Our home is in Glen Carbon, Illinois, suburban St. Louis.

5 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup powdered dry milk

4 teaspoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon

3/4 cup melted bacon drippings

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 cup ice water

Mix together all ingredients except the bacon drippings, eggs and water. Cut in the drippings until mixture resembles coarse corn meal. Mix in the eggs. Add just enough water to make the mixture form a ball.

Put dough on either a plastic mat or sheet of aluminum foil with about 1 tablespoon cooking oil for ease in handling. Pat dough about 1/2 inch thick and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes (depending on the size of the treats). Cool and serve. Makes about 5 dozen small dog bones.

If you have a food processor, this becomes a quick project. Add all the dry ingredients and blend. Add eggs until like corn meal. Add bacon drippings and then ice water until a ball forms on top of the blades.

This recipe can easily be halved, but your dog would prefer that you make the entire batch.

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