I can't believe how many Pigs in Blanket "recipes" called for pre-made dough. Do people really need a "recipe" to figure that out? Anyway, this one was perfect- I was surprised at how good the dough was for being so simple. I didn't roll/cut my dough out or anything- my son and I just pulled a good "chunk" off for each little veggie dog, and it worked fine. Nice flaky layers!
This was a great dough. It's nice and light and I like the addition of the cheese. I've used several different recipes for making pigs in a blanket and I would definitely use this one again. I used it with one package of lil' smokies and instead of triangles I cut my dough into rectangles to fit the size of the smokies. I did have dough leftover, so I just shaped the leftover dough into a biscuit and it was delicious. This is a great recipe if you want kids to help with the cooking! My 3 and 6 year old had no problem helping me with every step and of course they love mini pigs in a blanket!
OK, so a few changes I made:
1) No buttermilk so I used 1 percent milk instead,
2) Due to 1) above, skipped the baking soda (not needed to cut the acid),
3) Used shortening instead of butter,
4) Skipped the cheese,
5) Added a tad of water to get the dough consistency right (and to compensate for lack of water in shortening and high altitude),
6) Used a rolling pin, just because I finally found it!
I halved the recipe, and this was a good amount of dough for 3-4 full-sized hot dogs. Maybe it was the size of the dogs, or ??, but to get them as brown as I wanted took quite a bit longer than 13 minutes. I should have rolled the dough thinner!
Having said all that, great recipe. Definitely akeeper for the next time I get a craving!
This was definitely a great starter recipe, but the only problem was I think it needed a bit more flour. My dough was very wet and difficult to manipulate so I had to add more flour then it worked fine. They were still a hit though!
I made these tonight and they turned out great! My family was pleased to be able to eat "pigs in a blanket" again. I haven't made pigs in a blanket for about 6 years, because I have stopped eating and buying pillsbury and other mass produced brands. (I eat organic most of the time and I want minimal ingredients) I used smart chicken organic hotdogs, and halfed them. I also added a 1/3 slice of Horizon organic american cheese slices inside a slit I made in the hotdogs. For my vegetarian daughter, I used a tofurky sausage for her and she liked it as well. I didn't add the sugar, and I didn't miss it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Just what I needed. I can't get refrigerated dough here in Australia so this was a good (easy) substitute as I wasn't about to start messing around with yeast doughs! I made these for a kid's party and wanted to go a little healthier. I used half wholemeal flour, and added a handful of poppy and sesame seeds for a bit of extra nutrition. I made the dough a day ahead, with much success.
I agree with another reviewer, how silly that other "recipes" include pre-made biscuit/croissant dough. Too many icky ingredients in those refrigerated doughs for me. Thank you for this recipe! I use this to wrap up natural hot dogs cut up into thirds. Kids love them.
Would this recipe work if made a day or two ahead? Would you wrap the dough around the dogs and refrigerate, or would you keep them separate until ready to bake?
I cut regular hotdogs into quarters. Everyone loved these. Great recipe!!
Thankyou for posting. These were so delicious and flaky.<br/>My nephews loved them, they just kept eating and eating and eating.