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Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Dough Recipe

Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Dough Recipe

Pigs in a Blanket were a natural choice for serving at my farm animal them meal. I filled the hot dogs with cheese and wrapped them in a light dough to make them special. They are tasty, fun and handy to eat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons shortening, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 hot dogs
  • 2 slices process American cheese


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in milk and water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add egg, shortening, salt, remaining sugar and enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 2. Cut a 1/4-in.-deep lengthwise slit in each hot dog. Cut cheese slices into five strips; place one strip in a slit of each hot dog.
  • 3. Punch dough down; divide into 10 portions. Roll each into a 5-in. x 2-1/2-in. rectangle and wrap around prepared hot dogs; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place seam side down on greased baking sheets; let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 10 servings.

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"Loved this recipe. I made the dough on the dough cycle of my bread machine. Delicious bread, much better than store-bought hot dog buns!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"My kids wouldn't eat pigs in a blanket until I made these. The bread is so soft & yummy!!! Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

""I make this every year on Halloween, its our "mummy dog" recipe. Soooooo yummy!!! This year I think I might try a tiny bit of chili in some of them."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"A brilliant recipe, especially if you are used to eat the store bought pre made pigs in a blanked. The recipe is extremely easy but wonderfully tasty and exiting! It's like a pre-made hot-dog in a bun!!!!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"This is the only way I'll eat hot dogs. My whole family gives this recipe a huge two-thumbs up. You can't go wrong with this recipe!!!!!!!!!! :)"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"My own kids, tots to teens, love this recipe - and I've used it to provide a fun dinner for families with new babies. Worth the effort!"

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