Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dogs In A Pretzel Blanket


Remember as a kid you would get hot dogs and wrap them in crescent rolls, pop them in the oven and voila your meal was done?  Great memories.  Today's recipe  is a spin off from those delicious dogs.  Dogs In A Pretzel Blanket.   The kids had a great time making these Dogs in a Pretzel Blanket.   I had a great time eating these dogs.  Hot dogs in a nice pretzel crust dipped in some mustard.  Mmm - great.

This recipe is quick and easy.    The blanket in this recipe is puff pastry that has been cut into long strips.  The strips are then wrapped around the dogs - hot dogs.     The puff pastry is then brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with salt. You can use kosher salt but I had some pretzel salt so the kids used that.   These dogs were popped into the oven for about 25 minutes.   They were a nice golden brown.

You can cut the dogs up and serve them as appetizers with some mustard - a good idea for Super Bowl Sunday.  Or leave them as is and enjoy the whole thing.  Make this with your kids sometime and build tasty memories.



Dogs In A Pretzel Blanket
From Bon Appetit  adapted by From My Southwest Kitchen

Ingredients:
2 large egg yolks
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package), thawed
All-purpose flour (for dusting)
4 hot dogs, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Kosher salt or Pretzel salt
Mustard

Directions:
1. Mix egg yolks and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl until smooth.  Set aside.
2. Gently roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured surface just to press out any creases; brush with egg wash.
3. Cut the puff pastry into 8 long strips.  Lightly dust hot dogs with flour.
4. Wrap puff pastry around the hot dogs.  Be sure the egg wash side is facing in.
5. Place rolled-up hot dogs on a parchment-lined baking sheet, cut side down.  Mix baking soda into remaining egg wash and brush over pastry.
6. Sprinkle with salt.  Chill 15 minutes.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
7. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, 25-30 minutes.  Let cool.  Slice into bite-size portions, if desired.  Serve with mustard.





5 comments:

  1. These dogs look soo goods Geraldine!!

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  2. How creative! I love that esp. that pretzel blanket.

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  3. I just happen to have some puff pastry left from the napoleons, Geraldine. I just may give these a try! Between you and me, I was never too keen on the crescent roll variety but I think these may be a bit lighter and tastier. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  4. What a lovely recipe! They are perfect for parties! Yummy snack!

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