I found these here while searching for new snack ideas. How great looking are these. I wanted to try these and thought they would be a great idea for Christmas Eve and New Years snack instead of the normal pigs in a blanket. I used Nathans large hot dogs and also Nathans Knockwurst, both have excellent flavor. They are a little more expensive than regular hotdogs but well worth the extra money. Sure hope you give them a try.
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp yeast
2/3 cup water
6 large hot dogs
2 green onions
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 egg, for egg wash
Instructions:In a small bowl mix the water, yeast and sugar together and let it sit for about 10 minutes until it starts bubbling.
In another larger bowl, mix the flour with the salt.
In a small bowl melt the butter and add the egg and whisk it well.
Add the wet ingredients to the flour, including the yeast mixture and mix. You can use your mixer here, but I just kneaded the dough by hand. Add more flour as needed, I used 2 cups of flour, but if you need more, just add some more. Place the dough in an oiled bowl.
Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let it rest until it doubles in size.
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Roll out each piece into a small rectangle and place a hot dog in the middle of the dough, then just wrap the dough around the hot dog, covering it well.
Cut each covered hot dog, into 1/2 inch pieces, cut the hot dog all the way through, but stop as you reach the dough. Take each piece and roll it out and shape it into a flower as in the picture below.
Repeat with remaining hot dogs. Place rolls on a baking lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Brush each roll with egg wash and top with cheddar cheese, parsley and green onions. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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