Bake little quark balls for dogs with this fun recipe. Ideal as a small snack for the four-legged friend and also nice to give away.
We only need a few ingredients for this unusual baking recipe for our ball biscuits. The main ingredients in our dough are cottage cheese and ground oatmeal:
It is actually not that important whether you use low-fat quark or the somewhat fatter quark. So feel free to use whatever you have in the fridge.
If you’re shopping for the dog bakery, then of course low-fat quark is better because of the lower fat content.
We use oat flakes that melt gently because they absorb a lot of liquid quickly .
Before the oat flakes are added to the dough, we first grind them into small pieces as a substitute for flour . You can decide for yourself whether you prefer a fine or a coarse texture.
I ground the oatmeal fairly finely, but not quite powdery.
Would you like to try a grain-free alternative?
Then I can imagine, for example, coconut flour or ground coconut flakes with some potato starch as a binding agent. Of course, you would have to approach the optimal mixing ratio.
Instructions for quark balls for the dog
This recipe is a little bit more involved than regular cookie cutters. Nevertheless, the work steps remain manageable:
- Finely grind the oatmeal.
- Mix together cottage cheese, egg, oil, and water.
- Add the oatmeal to the quark mixture. This creates a tough, sticky mass of dough.
- Form the curd balls by hand.
- Bake the biscuits at 160 °C for about 20-25 minutes.
Save dog curd balls
Homemade quark balls don’t keep for very long, of course. So only bake small amounts and make sure to let the biscuits dry well again.
Stored in the fresh air, they should be used up soon, and they should last a little longer in the fridge. I haven’t tried freezing. But that should also work if you have baked too much.
Please remember not to refill any warm biscuits, always let them cool down completely first . Also avoid completely closed ones, in which condensation falls. Because wet cookies don’t last long.
I usually store dog biscuits in the fresh air or in cloth bags or open biscuit jars in a cool place so that no moisture can form.
More about this recipe
You can of course adapt this baking idea for quark balls for dogs yourself .
When baking for the dog, remember to look in the fridge to see if you can use leftovers. Maybe you still have a spoonful of yogurt, 2 strawberries, or a slice of semi-hard cheese left over? Always put it in, the dog will probably like it!
For example, you can add some honey, cheese, herbs or other ingredients to the dough . If you color the dough with spinach powder, beetroot powder, or turmeric, it will certainly look very charming.
And nobody tells you to form circular balls. If your dog swallows, he could choke. In this case, it is better to break up the quark balls before feeding or form small sticks or flattened, thin dog biscuits .
You can find ideas for ingredients for dog biscuits in our recipe collection, for example here:
Bake quark balls
- The funny baking idea, also to give away.
- If you, as a multi-dog owner, form large and small quark balls for the dogs, then it is best to bake them separately.
- Ground oatmeal also usually works well in other recipes if you run out of flour or if your dog likes the coarse texture.
Curd balls for dogs
Bake small quark balls for your four-legged friend with this fun recipe. We roll the round dog biscuits by hand, so they look great.
- 150 g cottage cheese
- 200 g oat flakes, ground
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp water
- ▢Preheat your oven to 160 °C top and bottom heat.
- ▢Grind the oatmeal in a food processor or blender.
- ▢Mix the quark with the egg, oil, and water.
- ▢Now stir the ground oat flakes into the quark mixture. This creates a tough and sticky dough mass.
- ▢Now roll small balls out of the dough between your palms. My quark balls were about 2 cm in diameter and weighed 6-8 g each.
- ▢Bake the dog curd balls for about 20-25 minutes.