Pigs in a Blanket

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Pigs in a Blanket . . . with a made from scratch dough, these pigs in blankets are extra yummy. A favorite of kids of all ages!

Pigs in a blanket are even more tasty when the dough is made from scratch. These are the best!

Here’s a random piece of trivia that means basically nothing, but is kind of fun. Today, April 24th, is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket day. Because here in the U.S. we like to come up with totally random holidays for every.single.day.of.the.year. Seriously. We are a strange people.

These pigs in blankets remind me of school lunch in elementary school. They are so good!

I have fond memories of eating pigs in a blanket for school lunch when I was in Elementary School. We usually took a bagged lunch from home, but occasionally my mom would let us eat school lunch. I loved the pigs in a blanket.

That was back in the day when school lunch was totally prepared from scratch, unlike the pre-processed, packaged crap that they feed our kids now. Really, how hard is it to make a peanut butter sandwich? Apparently so much work that they must be purchased in little plastic bags. So disgusting!

But I digress. Back to the pigs in a blanket. Our lunch ladies made the dough, rolled it into ropes, and wrapped it around the hot dogs, so that’s how I do it.

How to make the best pigs in a blanket. Made from scratch pigs in blankets. A kid favorite recipe!

If you prefer you can roll the dough into a circle, cut it into triangle shapes with a pizza cutter, and roll up the hot dogs like crescents. Either way they are soft and delicious.

Now that I’m grown, I am not all that fond of hot dogs. But wrap some homemade dough around a hot dog, and I’ll admit that I actually enjoy them. Pigs in a blanket are of course still not the healthiest food out there, so we only have them a couple times a year. They make me feel like I’m a kid again. And my boys love them!

Best pigs in a blanket. No canned dough, these pigs in blankets are made from scratch!

I usually use part whole wheat in the dough to make them a little healthier, but you can use all white if that’s what you have. Making the dough from scratch takes a little time, but I think they taste so much better than the ones made with canned crescent dough. And I can pronounce all the ingredients in them, which is always a bonus.

Don’t forget the ketchup!

Soft and flavorful pigs in a blanket. A favorite dinner recipe of kids everywhere!
Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

Yield: 8 servings

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket made with a simple homemade yeast dough.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. SAF instant yeast
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 cups flour, more or less (I used half whole wheat flour)
  • 8 hot dogs

Instructions

Combine sugar, yeast, salt, olive oil, milk, and water in a large mixing bowl. (I used my Bosch.) Add enough flour to make a soft dough.

Knead on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Let dough rest for about 5 minutes.

Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and wrap around a hot dog. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 20- 30 minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350° until lightly browned, about 15-18 minutes.


Here are a few more family favorite dinner recipes:

Ham Fried Rice
Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
Easy Korean Beef & Rice

 


Comments

  1. Dough was good. The tops didn’t brown though. Baked at 350 for 20 mins. Didn’t want to burn the bottoms. Maybe an egg wash next time?

  2. angelica pablo says:

    what kind of milk should be use in this recipe? thanks

  3. OK, first of all, love that it’s National Pigs-in-a-Blanket day! Woohoo! Second, I actually had a pigs-in-a-blanket birthday party when I was a kid. Yes, that was the actual theme. We certainly are a strange people 🙂

    • Haha, that is awesome Gwen! I can actually think of lots of fun activities you could do at a pigs-in-a-blanket party. Maybe I should suggest it to my son, he loves them. LOL!

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