Now you can make dog bread treats that look like real Italian taralli. Step by step directions with photos make these homemade dog treats easy.
The easiest way to make these dog treats is to use a bread machine. However, if you don’t have one or prefer to use your mixer, just use a bread hook with your mixer. You’ll get great results, either way.
Taralli, or Italian twists, are actually Italian oil rolls (Panini All'olio). When they are baked, the rolls have a great shiny appearance, and they are softer and less crisp-crusted than traditional “Hard Rolls”. More like artisan bread.
My version, designed for the dogs, is intended to be a dog chew. I use olive oil because it gives the rolls a true Italian flavor—and also because it is a healthy addition for your dog's coat.
Here's another idea that will make these an extra special dog bread treat for your dog. Just after you roll the dough into a rectangle, brush it with butter and then sprinkle the dough with anise seeds . You don't have to crush them. Whole anise seeds will work just fine.
Dogs love the smell and taste of anise. And the smell of the baking Taralli dog bread (sprinkled with anise) will drive both of you crazy!
Enjoy the recipe for Italian Taralli gourmet dog treats. This one is going to make you feel like a professional Italian baker!
The anise seeds in the taralli make this especially attractive to dogs, so I think your dog will really like this treat!
I called these Taralli, dog bread chews, because they last longer than a smaller dog treat. As with all chews, you will need to keep an eye on your dog until he finishes his taralli, especially if your dog has a tendency to gulp down his food.
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