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Start From Scratch Pigs In a Blanket Recipe

Start From Scratch Pigs In a Blanket Recipe

The temperatures were plunging here in Upper Michigan headed for way below zero so I didn’t really want to leave the house. The cupboards were getting kind of bare and I was trying to figure out what to cook.

I had some all-beef hot dogs on hand, but no Bisquick, or refrigerated crescent, and to be honest not even any bread left to use in place of a hot dog bun.

However, I did have some yeast and all-purpose flour on hand so I decided to put Pigs In a Blanket on the menu for supper. Making pigs in a blanket from scratch is pretty easy; it just takes a little bit of time to allow the dough to rise.

I had some slices of American cheese left over from another recipe so I diced to use them in the recipe. The next time you in the mood for Pigs In a Blanket try making them from scratch – there pretty good. Enjoy

Start From Scratch Pigs In a Blanket Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Patricia
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Serves: Makes 8

Start From Scratch Pigs In a Blanket Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • 8 all beef hot dogs
  • 8 slices American cheese (optional)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water (105 – 115F)


  1. Add 1/ 4 cup water to a large bowl, add yeast and mix until dissolved.
  2. Add the remaining water, sugar, and butter, salt and mix in 1 1/2 cups flour; mix until well blended. Mix in the remaining flour to create a soft dough.
  3. Add extra if needed. Place the dough on a floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. (About 5 minutes)
  4. Place the dough in a large greased bowl flipping it over to grease the top. Place the bowl in a warm place, cover with a towel, and let rise until the size doubles. (About 1 hour depending on temperature)
  5. Remove the dough to a floured surface to roll out the dough. Press the dough a little bit and divide it into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece to the size of the hot dogs you want to roll them in.
  6. Place a piece of cheese on the dough, and then the hot dog. Place each one on a baking sheet, seam side down, lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Let rise for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve Hot.


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