Pigs in a Blanket

Okay usually we eat very healthy around our place.  But come on, some times you just have to have some comfort food, right???

Today Kitchen Cupboard is one of our kids favorite meals (and I have to admit I really like it too).  Mrs. Stoney makes these delicious pigs in a blanket every couple of months and the kids just love them.  In classic Mrs. Stoney style she has adjusted the traditional pigs in a blanket to be more healthy (at least for a hot dog) by using turkey hot dogs (about 1/3 the fat) and homemade bread instead of the fattening tube dough you buy at the store.  Here’s the recipe.

Pigs in a Blanket

Dough

1 package dry yeast

1 cup warm water (105 to 115)

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 3/4 to 3 1/4 Flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Stir in sugar, oil salt and 1 cup of the flour.  Beat until smooth.  Mix in  enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Knead dough until smooth and elastic on a floured surface (about 5 minutes).  Place in greased bowl then turn greased side up.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (about 30 minutes).

Then on a floured surface divide dough into 10 pieces.  Roll dough into a rope and wrap around the hot dogs.

Place on a greased tray and let them rise again for about  another 30 minutes.

Bake at 375 until golden brown about 12 to 15 minutes.

Add fries and a salad and enjoy!  This recipe makes enough dough to do a package of hot dogs (10).  If you need more than that you can simply double or even triple the dough recipe.

We are linking up with the Thursday Kitchen Cupboard over at The Gardener of Eden today!!

9 Comments

  1. Robin June 28, 2012 9:24 am Reply

    Pigs in a blanket are a nice treat! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  2. Mrs.Pickles June 28, 2012 12:01 pm Reply

    I can honestly say I have never had a pig in a blanket before. heard of them yes, but never tried one! Great recipe!

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  3. Jody June 28, 2012 12:16 pm Reply

    Our kids would love this! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Annie’s Granny June 28, 2012 9:06 pm Reply

    We LOVE pigs in a blanket, and I just bought a humongous package of wieners that were on sale at Costco! I guess I know what one of my garden dinners will be this week. Yikes, hot dogs and bread dough aren’t garden items, so I’ll have to make some fresh French fries with them 🙂

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  5. kitsapFG June 28, 2012 10:32 pm Reply

    We manage to do one “not so great for you meal” a week – and often it is chili dogs. It’s good to eat well but sometimes some comfort food is in order. 😀

    Those are about the best looking pigs in a blanket I have seen. I bet they were very tasty.

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  6. Yael from Home Garden Diggers June 29, 2012 8:49 am Reply

    Thanks for coming by my blog.

    Thr pigs in a blanket sure seems like a fun and easy thing to have on hand for quick lunches and snacks.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

    http://www.HomeGardenDiggers.com

  7. Mrs. Petrie June 29, 2012 2:11 pm Reply

    My kids would die for homemade pigs in a blanket. Those look delicious.

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  8. mac June 29, 2012 6:11 pm Reply

    That looks delicious, I’ve never made pigs in blanket before.

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  9. Liz June 29, 2012 10:22 pm Reply

    Long ago in my late teens/early 20’s I used to be a very vocal vegetarian (ah the passion of youth…) anyway I remember getting quite drunk and having a bite of a friends hotdog – its always the junk food you miss isn’t it. I lost a lot of credibility in the process and have been a little suspicious of hot dogs ever since. These look innocent enough though….and they aren’t really hot dogs….

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