By Admin, Mar 12 2016 09:10PM
Liver cake is an extremely high value reward. I have yet to meet a dog who doesn't like it! I've been mobbed in the past by dogs in the park when I had a pocket full of liver cake!
It's really easy to make & it can be tweaked to allow you to add any herbs or additives that your dog may need.
I always add garlic to my liver cake, but it's entirely up to you whether or not you choose to add it. The pictures below show me adding garlic, diatomaceous earth and turmeric paste to the mixture for a change of taste (my next post will show you how to make turmeric paste)
The recipe calls for a slpash of milk and you can use goat's milk if you prefer. The same goes for the flour you use. I tend to use glutem-free flour, but some people use cornflour or rice flour. From what I've heard, the type of flour you use can affect the way the cake turns out.
As liver can be dangerous in high quantities, I recommend only using liver cake as a high value treat and in small quantities.
It's easily frozen and it can even be given frozen as a treat.
It is recommended that liver cake is only given to dogs over 6 months of age
TIP: If you have large pieces of liver, chop it up first. Believe me, your blender will thank you for it!!! Large pieces of liver have a tendency to become stringy & wrap around the blender! The first time I tried to make liver cake, I made this mistake & shorted the motor on the blender!
~ 1kg liver
~ 400g flour
~ 4 eggs
~ Small dash of milk
1. Blend 2 of the eggs with a small dash of milk in a mixing bowl
2. Add half of the liver to the egg mixture
3. Blend (it should look like a smoothie at this stage)
4. Add half of the flour
5. Mix until it forms a sticky goo
6. Set aside
7. Repeat the above steps with the remaining ingredients, then add this to the other mix
8. Add any herbs, garlic etc. at this stage & give it a good mix
9. Pour into a well-greased baking tray, baking tin etc.
10. Place in a preheated over for approx 1 hour, until firm
11. Allow to cool slightly before removing from tin
12. Cut into bite-sized pieces (It is easier to cut while it’s still slightly warm)
13. Allow for a taste test!!!
14. Divide the pieces into bags (each bag should have enough for 2 days worth of treats max) and freeze