Greatest invention ever.
It’s impossible to eat just one. Unless you’re a normal human begin with that little thing called will power. I, unfortunately don’t have it. When it comes to food, I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. This is a large part of the reason why I can’t/don’t bake very often. There’s no such thing as making a batch of cookies and eating them throughout the next couple of weeks. I’m lucky if they make it through the next couple of days. I have to immediately give food away, or it’s going in my mouth.
So when I made these bad boys, I obviously had to “taste” 3 or 4 of them just to be sure they were okay.
I assure you, they were more than okay.
I don’t know what it is that is so incredibly appealing about a hotdog wrapped in bread. A TOTALLY different experience than simply sticking it in a hot dog bun. I mean WRAPPED completely. In bread. Yuh-huh.
I’ve had the pretzel dog, and the bagel dog, which are both amazing and I love. But then I thought, how can I make these even awesomer? (It’s a word)!
CHALLAH! It’s genius if you ask me.
I used my challah recipe to make the dough. Super easy, and the best challah in town if you ask me. It’s also kinda fun to assemble, and a great alternative to the typical summer hot dog in a bun.
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 eggs
- 3 3/4 to 4 cups all purpose flour
- Sesame seeds
- 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water
- 12 hotdogs
- 1) Dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl that has first been rinsed with very hot water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir to dissolve.
- 2) Combine with oil, remaining water, sugar, salt, eggs, and half the flour. Beat well. Stir in the remaining flour. Dough should be sticky. Cover dough and let rest for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a floured board and knead for 10 minutes, adding flour as needed.
- 3) Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rest until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- 4) Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Punch down dough. Divide dough into 12 equal parts. Shape onto ropes. Roll the rope around an entire hot dog making sure to secure the ends tightly. Place on the baking sheets.
- 5) Brush with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with seeds. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
- If you have extra dough, you can make an extra little loaf of challah! Just braid loosely and bake without the hot dog!
It’s ok. You don’t have to share.