Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pigs in Blankets

or Hotdog Bread in local bakery speak.

I have decided to make these because the name is cute and it looks, well, cute.

I would like to say it tasted cute but it was only delicious.

I have this unwavering love for bread, if I haven't mentioned that in here yet.

I even wanted to dedicate a whole part of this blog solely for sammiches.

But that was before I realized I could not do anything on time.

Or follow rules.

Putting together breads and meats is too easy, anyway.

I dreamt of kneading precious dough with my hands.

"getting dirty"

Flash back to childhood: Play Doh

It does kind of make you feel legit when you've baked bread.

It ain't so easy making it from scratch.

I long for the day I can produce light, puffy pastry and tell everyone it's easy.

Some days, I look at this blog and ask no one - "Who still wants to bake their own bread?"

Everything you need is available in boxes.

Measuring cups are obscure little things.

People who hunt, carve, clean, and cook their own food are revered.

People are just visiting this site for the food pictures.

I grieve.

Just kidding.

Pigs in Blanket

You will need:

1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon White Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup Cheese, grated
3/4 cup Buttermilk or 3/4 cup Fresh Milk + 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Lemon juice
Cocktail Hot dogs or regular Hot dogs cut in half

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*Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius

1. In a bowl, mix butter and cheese with dry ingredients.
2. Make a well in the middle and pour in buttermilk. Mix everything. Using your hands would be better.
3. Leave dough and let it sit for three minutes.
4. Take the dough and place it on a flat surface dusted with some flour.
5. Flatten with a rolling pin to form a 15x7 inch rectangle.
6. Cut into squares just big enough to wrap around the hot dogs.
7. Wrap square dough around each hot dog.
8. Bake in oven for 12-13 minutes.

Enjoy with your favorite dip.

I wish I had barbecue sauce.


I wish I still have some of these as I write.

Till the next eats!

1 comment:

  1. Cool idea! I have one friend who dices hotdogs, cooks them with butter, banana ketchup and chili. Kinda greasy but yummy, nevertheless. :)


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