Liver cake

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    Excellent thanks, now here's hoping I can cope with the SMELL!! :eek: x
     
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    Finally I have just got around to making liver cake but I'm not sure what the consistency should be like when it's been blended. I'm no cook but it was a bit stretchy and is taking ages to cook. Is this correct? :confused: I have a feeling it's going to be inside the bin instead of the dogs :rolleyes: Thanks x
     
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    I bet the dogs will like it whatever the consistency!
    I've taken to giving it 20 minutes at 180 and then another 20 minutes at 160 , until a knife inserted comes out clean.
    The consistency of mine before cooking is something between a thick batter and a soft cake consistency, but I do sometimes add a drop of water to the blender if it's not blending well.
    When cooked It comes out looking like a wholemeal loaf.
    Good luck!
     
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    :oops: Mine wasn't at all like a batter or cake mixture and I added some milk. It's just come out of the oven and it does look like a wholemeal loaf so I suppose that's good enough. Strangely there's not much of a smell from it, I was expecting it to stink! Thanks Joy :) x
     
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    Just cut the "liver cake" up and it has lots of air pockets, is that because I used SR Flour? It's not dense at all and is more like bread so I think it may crumble when defrosted. I'm not sure it's going to be a deal breaker for Hattie & Charlie. What a waste of time :rolleyes:
     
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    I use self raising flour too. It's a shame if they don't like it, but all dogs are different - for Molly it's her absolute favourite.
     
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    PS I cut it into small cubes before freezing and it doesn't crumble.
     
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    Oh thanks Joy, I have cut it into small cubes frozen it and will give it a go on our walk tomorrow, I'm sure they'll eat it, their dogs afterall :D x

    It's so cheap to make and you get loads out of a batch :)
     
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    Great idea - I'll have a go next week. Saba had dried liver treats today and loved them!
     
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    ....waiting for the verdict @charlie
     
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    Well, Hattie was super keen but then it's food :rolleyes: Charlie ate it but wasn't blown away, so a mixed verdict and not sure I would go to the bother of making it again :) x
     
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    I used to make it, but now I'm lazy and I just chuck a few whole pig livers into the oven to cook, then cut those into small chunks. It's a lot easier, requires less washing up and the dogs love it :D
     
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    That suit's me, I will do that :) Can you use chicken livers?
     
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    You could, I suppose, but they're far more expensive than pig liver, and chicken livers go in my belly, not the dogs' :D
     
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    I got 500g for £1 I wouldn't touch them with a bardge pole :eek: but thought I could use them for the dogs but are they as pungent as pigs liver?
     
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    No, nowhere near. They're a lot more fragile, so they may break up when cooked, I'm not sure. Worth a go, and you can always add them to their bowls if they're no good for treats. I don't know about there, but over here, you often get hears with chicken livers, and they're perfect for treats, too, because they're a lot more rubbery texture.
     
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    Thanks :puke: so :puke: much I will give it a go :puke: x
     
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    :cwl: You're most welcome!
     
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