Pretzel Dogs

Pretzel Dogs
Pretzel Dogs

Every once in awhile we do “Fair Food Night”. It can get very unhealthy like funnel cakes and corn dogs. But one of the more healthy options are pretzel dogs. I can make the soft pretzel recipe with wheat flour and grab beef or kosher hot dogs for this supper treat 🙂

Dough

1 1/2 cup warm water (120-130*)
2 tsp active dry yeast
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 cups bread flour (if you go AP, sift it)
2 cups water
1 Tbsp baking soda

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First, make the soft pretzel recipe but only let it rise for the first 30 minutes. Remember, this won’t double the size of the pretzel dough ball.

This dough needs to rest 30 minutes after mixing. It is not considered an official rise because the dough will not double in size. Just let it relax for half an hour before you begin to pinch off sections to roll and cover the hot dogs.

Next, pinch off sections necessary to roll out and then wrap your hot dogs up to 2 rotations (a small dinner roll amount is pretty good for thick hot dogs).

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Remember these do a round of rising after you have rolled your hot dogs and you may not want them too thick (depending on your bread to meat ratio preferences).

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Lay the dogs onto lightly greased baking sheets and brush them with baking soda water. Let them rise till the breading looks puffy because they will puff up when they hit that preheated 450* oven.

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Cook 10-15 minutes till the pretzel part tans and the dogs are sweating. Serve with your favorite condiments and enjoy 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Pretzel Dogs

  1. They sell pretzel dogs at the Amish Market, but I’ve yet to have one! There’s always a loooooong line for them. Never occurred to me to try to make ’em myself, ha. Great idea, Kay!Susan

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