Friday, October 1

Frugal Fast Food: Pigs in the blanket aka the complete hotdog!

I can't tell you how long I've wanted to make these for you (and us!)  Hubby always ends up buying the buns when he thinks I've 'forgotten' them.  This time I have converted the hotdog buns to garlic bread and put back in the freezer and they finally got made!

Perfect days to make it at the moment, you can now find a sunny place to let them prove, and the kids can help you make them - that's what I did anyways!  You could use the same recipe and make them for mini frankfurts too, a great little party pleaser!  Maybe make them for your (repeated) grand final party this weekend?

1 cup warm water
1 tb dry yeast
2 tb caster sugar
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 egg
2 tb olive oil
12 frankfurts

In a bowl or jug combine the warm water, yeast and caster sugar.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast froths up.

Mix into the flour and add oil and egg, knead for about 3 minutes by machine or 7 minutes by hand.  

Place in an oiled bowl and cover with clingfilm.  Set bowl in the warm place for 1 hour, by this time the dough would have doubled in size.

Roll it the dough out into a large-ish circle,  Divide like a pizza into 12 equal portions.

Roll frankfurts into each portion by placing the long end of the triangle at the end and roll upwards.   

Place on greased tray and brush with milk. 

Place back in the cold oven for about 1 hour, the dough will rise a second time, then heat oven to 190 degrees.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden on top.


How easy is that?  You could if you're making ahead, instead of proving in the cold oven, leave them in your fridge until you're ready to heat - or even freeze them with the dough raw...  

So, are you watching the grand final this weekend?  Will it be your first time or second time?  Who do you support?

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4 lovely comments:

Corrie on October 1, 2010 at 2:29 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

oh wow retro daddy will think he has died and gone to heaven if I made these tomorrow afternoon! he's an afl nut eventhough it's not his team playing tmrw!

thanks for the recipe! wondering can I cheat with the old pastry because I'm too tired right now to make the old pastry as well as look after the kids!

oh yes the kids will love it too


BabyMac on October 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Um, inappropriate hotdog craving at 9:45pm. Thank YOU.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on October 2, 2010 at 7:34 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

These are so cute! Love them :) And I won't be watching the football unless something goes terribly wrong :P

Sandra said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I love your website but I would love to see something even a little healthy at some stage! Please!


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