Sep 18, 2012

homemade hot dog wraps and baseball

 It's been a bit of a (vegetarian) hot dog kind of week.  Between keeping up with work while also (trying to) have a life, hot dogs have sounded better and better.  They're fast, easy, and pretty darn delicious.

This past weekend, we also happened to go to an Indian's game (aka the Hot Dog Capital of the World).  We had some pretty good seats...

It was pretty much the best game ever, besides the terrible Indians' loss (of course).

My dad got a huge foot-long hot dog while we were there.  That was definitely the highlight of the evening for him.  I spared him of posting that picture.

So in honor of the game (and being a bit of a crazy woman this week with little time to cook), here are some homemade hot dog wraps.  They're like those store-bough croissant and hot dog things, but without the store-bought and without the meat.  But, they're still delicious!

*Please note that this recipe makes enough dough for about 8 hot dogs, but the extra dough also makes delicious biscuits.

Homemade Hot Dog Wraps
Dough recipe adapted from kitchen Mage
Makes 4 hot dog wraps and about 10 small biscuits

  • 2 1/2--3 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp butter, cold
  • 1 c milk
  • 4 (vegetarian) hot dogs
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Start by combining the flour, salt and baking powder in a food processor.  Add the butter, one tablespoon at a time, to the food processor and let it run until the butter is in pea-sized crumbs.  Add the milk and mix it in well.  If the dough is too wet, add a little more flour.  Roll the dough out on a floured surface, to about 1/2" thick.  Cut triangles out of the dough.  Defrost the hot dogs (if frozen) by putting them in the microwave for about 45 seconds.  Turn the triangle on its side (so the long side is going straight up and down) and place the hotdog horizontally in the center of the triangle.  Roll the dough around the dog and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.  Bake the dogs for about 15-20 minutes, until they're lightly browned.  Shape the extra dough into small biscuits and bake them (also at 400 degrees, for about 8-12 mins).  The biscuits are delicious with jelly for breakfast!

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