{RECIPE} Homemade Pretzel Dogs!

by Jillian Leslie on

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We love homemade pretzels (see our recipe for soft pretzels). So we thought it would be fun to mash up our pretzel recipe with hotdogs and make homemade pretzel dogs!

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Homemade Pretzel Dogs

Makes 14-16 Pretzel dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110-115F)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 packages of hot dogs
  • 2 egg yolks
Directions:

We followed our Soft Pretzel Recipe.

In a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons of salt, and yeast. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of warm water. Wait about 5 minutes for the yeast to activate. It will start to bubble or foam a little.

Add the flour and oil, then mix until combined.

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Drop the dough out on a smooth surface (we just use our dining room table), and knead for 7-10 minutes. If you are fortunate enough to have a stand mixer with a dough hook, just mix on low for 5 minutes. I actually enjoy the kneading!

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Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour. The dough should roughly double in size.

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Preheat the oven to 400F and start boiling 10 cups of water in a large pot. Once you have a strong boil, pour in 2/3 cup baking soda. Also, get a baking sheet ready with either a silpat, or lightly oiled parchment paper.

Divide the dough into 8 pieces.

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Roll each piece into 16 inch long ropes. The dough is very elastic, so it will tend to shrink a few inches as soon as you stop rolling it out - that's normal.

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While wrapping the dough around the hotdogs, twist the rope of dough, so it looks something like this when you're done.

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Carefully lower the pretzel dogs into the boiling water, one at a time, for 30 seconds. They will initially sink to the bottom, but will float up to the top after 20-25 seconds.

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Place on baking sheet.

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Brush the egg yolk on the tops of the pretzels, then sprinkle some coarse sea salt over the top (use as much as you'd like).

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Bake at 400F degrees for 10-12 minutes, until you get a nice brown exterior. Serve and enjoy!

Total time: 90 minutes

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If you have dough left over, or only want to make use one pack of hot dogs, you can use the leftover dough to make some soft pretzels!

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    Dj Shenice wrote:

    this taste very good