How to Bake Pigs in a Blanket

How to Bake Pigs in a Blanket

Yields: 48 rolls

Preparation time: 25 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients needed to make Pigs in a Blanket:

  • 16 hot dogs, chopped into thirds
  • ¾ cups wheat flour
  • 2/3 cups white flour
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 package yeast
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 2/3 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp salt

Cooking instructions for Pigs in a Blanket:

  • Whisk the yeast in warm water, along with a splash of honey, until well combined.
  • Set aside for about 5 minutes or until its froths up and fold in the white flour until they are mixed properly; avoid over-mixing.
  • Wrap the surface with a plastic sheet and set aside for half an hour in a warm place.
  • Process the mixture with an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat in the wheat flour as well as salt until they are mixed thoroughly and clump together to form a dough.
  • Dust some flour in case the dough appears sticky and transfer it onto a slightly-floured aorking surface.
  • Knead for a couple of minutes or until it becomes pliant and place it in a lightly-oiled bowl.
  • Wrap the surface with a bowl and set aside for an hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Meanwhile, warm up your oven to 425 degrees F and spread a sheet of parchment paper over baking sheet; set aside.
  • Split the dough into 4 pieces and flatten each of them, using rolling pin, into ¼’’ thick rectangles.
  • Carve out 12 triangles out of each dough rectangle and place a hot dog chunk along the base of each triangle.
  • Roll it into the cylinder and tuck in the sides to secure.
  • Smother it with a splash of milk and roll it onto a plate with sesame seeds until well coated.
  • Place the roll onto the lined sheet and make rest of them in a similar fashion.
  • Bake them in the hot oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Serve warm.

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