Video:Pigs in a Blanket Recipewith Heidi Dehncke-Fisher
Next time you have a backyard bash, serve up a tray of yummy pigs in a blanket. In this recipe, hot dogs are wrapped in light, flaky pastry dough and topped with an egg wash.See Transcript
Transcript:Pigs in a Blanket RecipeHi, I'm Heidi Dehncke-Fisher for About.com Food. Today I am going to be making pigs in a blanket. They can serve as a meal, a delicious snack for kids, or as hors d'oeuvres at a party.
Ingredients for Pigs in a BlanketTo make this recipe, you will need:
- 1 package hot dogs, though you can substitute sausage or less traditional types of hot dogs, like turkey or tofu
- 1 package puff pastry dough
- 1 egg yolk, optional
Defrost the Puff Pastry DoughTheir preparation couldn't be easier. Remember these three words: defrost, preheat, and roll.
First, defrost the dough according to the manufacturer's instructions on the package. This takes about 40 minutes.
Preheat your oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit, again according to dough package instructions.
Prepare the Dough and Hot DogsOnce defrosted, separate the dough into squares. If you would like the dough a little thinner, you can use a rolling pin to flatten them out.
I got extra-long hot dogs this time, so I'm going to cut them in half before I roll them into any kind of puff pastry dough.
Make the Pigs in a BlanketPlace a hot dog in the center of a square of dough and roll the dough up around the hot dog.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet, making sure the dough overlap is underneath the piggie so it will not come apart in the oven, especially as the dough rises.
If a finished golden color is desired, paint each piggie with a little bit of egg yolk. This egg wash will help warm the color as it bakes in the oven.
Cook and Serve the Pigs in a BlanketFollow the baking instructions on the dough package for the correct baking time. This is usually about 15 to 20 minutes.
Homemade pigs in a blanket look delicious, and they are really a home run hit with everybody.
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