Hot Dogs in a Blanket

I had a massive craving for hotdogs hit me the last time I went to Costco, so while I was there, I bought a package…..Costco pack…many, many, many hotdogs!

Friday we went to the mountains (we haven’t been since October) and no worries, we social distanced the heck out of our trip. Walking my daughter’s dog, Seymour, means we get to see each other but don’t compromise each other and we get some fresh air and exercise, and in this case, we get to see the mountains.

I had taken hotdogs out for supper but really had no intention of making them last night….it’s been so long since I’ve driven that distance, I was exhausted….my poor brain! Parental guilt, long established, however, prompted me to get off my butt and go make something.

My original plan for these was to make some bread dough and cut it into strips, wrap a strip around each hotdog in a spiral pattern and bake them. Not quite what happened, but close.

So I made bread dough, just a quick little recipe I use all the time.

  • 2 TB yeast
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water or warm milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup oil or melted butter
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups flour

Mix and use. Because this has quite a bit of yeast in it, it will rise just from going in the oven, so it’s quite quick to use.

Being that these are Costco hotdogs, they are long and when I split the massive bag of them that I bought, I put 8 or 9 in each bag. Last night, there were 9 in the bag, so I cut the dough into 9 roughly even pieces.

I rolled & patted the pieces out to a small rectangle about 1/4 inch thick, put a patted dry hotdog on the dough, added a slice of cheese (because why not!) and rolled up the dough around the dog & cheese.

When all 9 were cozied up in their blankets, I put them in a 375 F oven for what turned out to be 30 minutes. I started at 10 minutes but knew it wouldn’t be enough. You could egg wash these if you wanted them browner & glossier, but even that seemed like too much work last night. 🙂

As a side note, don’t bother trying to flip these over, they just tried to lose their blankets when my son tried.

Straight out of the oven…..screaming hot right to the last bite. Looking at this, now I want sausage rolls!

I could say we ate healthy and added a salad, but I would be lying. I added mustard and that was the extent of any extras!

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