I was e-mailed this article in LDS living for quick make ahead meals and I saw a recipe for Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket. I thought I would try it, and make my own changes, and this is the result. To tell you the truth, I don't think I will be making them this way again. They weren't bad - the kids gobbled them up; but I prefer the ones made with the store bought crescent dough instead. (It's a lot quicker and less messy.)
The bonus for these ones is that you can freeze them and keep them on hand for a quick meal or after school snack.
If you want to make your own pigs in a blanket from scratch here is what I did.
This is what you'll need:
|milk, salt, unsalted butter, baking powder, flour, sugar, shredded cheese, hot dogs, *pastry cutter, *pizza cutter, *cookie sheet|
Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
2 cups flour
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp water)
6 hot dogs
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut in cubed butter. Add milk and cheese. Stir until well combined and turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead until the dough comes together. Roll out t a 10x15 inch rectangle and use a pizza cutter to cut it into 5 inch squares (in thirds on the long side,in half on the short side). Brush each square with the egg wash. Roll the hot dogs in flour and place one on each square. Roll them up and cut each log into four equal pieces. Place on a cookie sheet (making sure to get off any excess flour) and freeze for 30 minutes. (You can bake them now or freeze for 1 month in a zip-top freezer bag.) Preheat oven to 400. Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.