Jan's Pretzel Dogs
Hot dogs wrapped in a pretzel are a perfect snack. Perfect for Super Bowl parties or the weekend tailgate! A little something different using your favorite can of beer instead of water! Delicious!
Hot dogs wrapped in a pretzel are a perfect snack. Perfect for Super Bowl parties or the weekend tailgate! A little something different using your favorite can of beer instead of water! Delicious!
UPDATE*** As the submitter of this recipe I would suggest to those of you worried about over browning bottoms, to use two cookie sheets together to bake on. My baking sheets are a heavy gauge metal and I also use a silpat on top of that so mine bake up just right. However, if you have a thin sheet, doubling up will help insulate the bottom and prevent over browning issues. Parchment paper will keep dough from sticking but I do suggest a good spray with PAM prior to use.*** These are easy and fun. My kid love 'em! We have made different kinds.... Turkey, beef, sausage, cheese....kids like the cheese dogs best! These never last long so I make a double batch and individually freeze the second batch for a special lunch treat! When I freeze for lunches I leave the salt off as it causes the bread to "sweat" while defrosting. The dough is also wonderful for regular pretzel or bite size pretzels. I highly recommend the recipe "Clone of a Pretzel Dip" from this site to accompany the pretzel bites!Read More
UPDATE*** As the submitter of this recipe I would suggest to those of you worried about over browning bottoms, to use two cookie sheets together to bake on. My baking sheets are a heavy gauge metal and I also use a silpat on top of that so mine bake up just right. However, if you have a thin sheet, doubling up will help insulate the bottom and prevent over browning issues. Parchment paper will keep dough from sticking but I do suggest a good spray with PAM prior to use.*** These are easy and fun. My kid love 'em! We have made different kinds.... Turkey, beef, sausage, cheese....kids like the cheese dogs best! These never last long so I make a double batch and individually freeze the second batch for a special lunch treat! When I freeze for lunches I leave the salt off as it causes the bread to "sweat" while defrosting. The dough is also wonderful for regular pretzel or bite size pretzels. I highly recommend the recipe "Clone of a Pretzel Dip" from this site to accompany the pretzel bites!
I used water instead of beer, but these still turned out great. I made it by hand, proofing the yeast first, mixing the remaining, and then letting it rise for about 1 1/2.
AMAZING! These are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I was surprised at just how easy they were to make and fun too. I made half the recipe because there was only two of us. It was perfect for one package of hot dogs. The grandkids are going to love them. Thank you WFDM for sharing your AMAZING recipe and a special thank you for recommending my dip! UPDATE - Today I made the pretzel dogs with cheese. I used American cheese which I sliced with a pizza wheel, making it thinner than the dough strips. I pressed the cheese into the dough strips a little then wrapped the dogs. It was necessary to seal the edges between the strips so they would hold up in the water. This all worked well; but, when I baked them, the cheese oozed out the ends. I posted a photo to show the oozing cheese. They tasted great but my conclusion is they really don't need the cheese. I made these to freeze because I found that they freeze so well. I put them in the microwave frozen and heat at half power. They taste as good as fresh baked! Try these, you don't know what you're missing!
Wow my Hubby and his kids LOVED these! And so did I of course :p I DID NOT have a bread machine but I DO have a heavy duty mixer. I did the first 3 steps as directed except I had all the ingredients together in the bowl with the paddle attachment of my mixer until well incorporated. I replaced the paddle with the dough hook and set it on medium low speed for about 6 minutes to knead the dough. After that I covered the dough with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temp for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until it doubled in size. I did everything else as instructed.
Perfect, just perfect! My daughter helped me make these and we had so much fun! With the exception of using my KA mixer to knead the dough (no bread machine) and then letting it rise for an hour, I followed the directions exactly. The pretzel dogs came out perfectly and were so good! We had a selection of mustards for dipping, but they are really good on their own, thanks WFDM?! Addendum...tonight we had some of these that I had frozen. I wrapped one loosely in a paper towel and microwaved at 70% power for a minute. They came out very fresh tasting.
AWESOME!!!!! These were almost too simple to make. I halved the recipe for 1 package of hot dogs, and actually made my dough the night before and refrigerated it. A couple of hours before I was ready to make them, I pulled out the dough to allow it to get to room temp...PERFECT! I used a pizza cutter to cut the strips of dough and that worked out great. I served them with assorted mustards. My family LOVED these, and that makes this a definate do-over recipe. Thanks, WFDM, for a keeper! :)
Every once in awhile I make something that is so delicious that I can't believe that it is the work of my own hands. These delicious dogs are the perfect example of this! Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. I do not own a bread machine so I did knead it by hand for about 10 minutes and then let the dough rise for just over an hour. Perfection! I used a pack of 7 hot dogs and made pretzels out of the rest of the dough. I can't wait to make this recipe again.
Made these for a 4th of July get together with friends. When I was asked to bring hot dogs, they left it up to me as to what to bring, thinking I was going to stay traditional.....hee hee....These were a huge hit, even from the "non hot dog" eaters. I made 20 out of this recipe and still had extra dough. Didn't bring any home and for the first time, I do believe that the hamburgers took a back seat. Thanks so much WFDM for such a great recipe. I'm making more to stock the freezer.
Very good. I wrapped organic hotdogs & also made bite-sized ones, some with sausage slices & some with jalapeno slices. (Next time I'll try wrapping the jal. ones so that water can't make them mushy; also will try finely chopping them to add to dough as jalapeno tasted great with the pretzel dough.)
This IS NOT an easy recipe! This took FOREVER and produced mediocre results. NOTE: You need a bread maker for this recipe!
Let me just add my 5 stars to this great recipe. I've read and heard about it on the Buzz for a long time and today was the day! I cut the recipe in half and used 8 Angus Beef Hotdogs. I'd never made pretzels before and these were fantastic. The beer and butter flavor comes through in the dough and the kosher salt on top is the bomb. We dipped them in simple yellow mustard. My so picky husband even commented (which he hardly EVER does) that these were really good. My jaw dropped, so I want to Thank you Jan for the great recipe!!!!
I actually made these in March 2011, but when the recipe was published, the reviews vanished. This is a copy/paste of my review. - Awesome Recipe!! We throughly enjoyed these for dinner with a bowl of green pea soup ~ Thank you What's For Dinner Mom!!! I had a very "Fun" experience making these (see my Profile/Cooking Tragedies for a laugh at my expense). I got these all ready, boiled, egg wash and salted and baked 1/2 the batch right away and put the other 1/2 in the fridge until closer to dinner (about 1.5 hours) there was no difference in the end result ~ perfection! Will definately make these again :)
I just made these for my family and they were delicious. Very easy to make. I don't have a bread machine so I copied what another viewer did and used my KA mixer, swapped out the paddle beater with the dough hook after the ingredients were mixed. I let the dough hook knead the dough for about 6 minutes. I used the Kirkland brand (long) hot dogs from Costco and cut each hot dog in half, and used half a strip of dough to wrap around each hot dog. Worked out perfect. I actually got 22 wrapped hot dogs. I love the fact that you can freeze them for later. Great recipe, will make again and again!! Thank you.
This came out absolutely great! I put in half whole wheat and half white flour and it came out quite nice. I also don't have a bread machine so I kneaded by hand and left it to rise for an hour.
Jan, you are a wizard of all things yeast. This is another great recipe! I followed everything to a 't' and had no problems at all. These are so easy to make it's unbelievable. I'm going to make more to put in the freezer for handy lunches. I only had 12 dogs, so I made pretzel bites out of the excess dough ~ the taste and texture was EXACTLY as a soft pretzel should be. Classic.
WFDM, you knocked it out of the park with these dogs! These were so easy to make and they tasted out of this world. I followed the directions to a "T" and had no problems what so ever. I am making a second batch to freeze as you suggested for the kiddos. I made a batch with regular hot dogs and a batch with jalapeno and cheddar hot dogs, all were gone with no leftovers in sight!! Thanks for a great keeper. Being from the Philly area I say " Philly pretzels who?" Jan's rock!!!!
Amazing! We used water instead of beer, and they were delicious!
Love, love, love these. Simple to make, just has a lot of steps. I do not use a bread maker, just my Kitchen Aid and I use the dough hook for about 4-5 min. I did not change the recipe at all. They heat up really nice in the microwave the next day. I microwave 1 at at time for 1 1/2 minutes. Husband, kids and grandkids request them all the time.
I made this recipe for the first time back before it was published, and my family loved it. I used both hot dogs and smoked sausage links, and both were great. They freeze well, too!
I love these!! We all did, DH a little less than me & the boys. I followed the recipe really closely - I did use 1-1/2c whole wheat flour and the rest was bread flour, that worked well. I didn't make 18 pretzel dogs though, just 10 - and half of them we used linguica dogs. I experimented with the rest of the dough and made 'pretzels' with it. I never boiled dough before baking and one review commented that they didn't know what the boiling in baking soda water did for them - it made a big difference. The dough not boiled tasted more like salty bread and the dough we boiled first came out like soft pretzels, was really good! I can't wait to make these again :)
Everyone absoslutely loved these! Followed the recipe and will be making these a lot during the upcoming football season. I was a little worried going in because I have very little (next to none) experience with yeast but the instructions are very well written and they were so much easier than I imagined. Made half with Ballpark all beef franks and half with Hebrew National brand (family has different pref.) and half with salt and half without. All were equally good and all eaten quickly! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes, What's for dinner, mom?!
Fantastic! The dough is so easy to work with! Don't be afraid of stretching it if needed to get it all twisted around the dog because it will not break. This is a very elastic dough. I don't have a bread machine so I did it by hand, which worked great. Great recipe!
Fun and delicious! We loved these for a special Halloween dinner :) I used water, but can't wait to try them with beer instead! **Update- I've made these more than a dozen times...a family favoriye!!
I took these to a bowl game-watch party and they were a huge hit! I cut the hot dogs in half to make small versions and that was a perfect size. Word of caution: DO NOT use a hard-anodized pot to boil the pretzel dogs. The baking soda in the water stripped the coating off the pot and I had little black flecks of whatever used to coat my pot all over my little pretzel dogs and had to start over.
I've been searching for a recipe like this and these were GREAT! I think I made my dough a bit too thick as the bottom (underneath the dog) did not bake completely. I will adjust next time. But they looked beautiful and tasted great! I also added black and white seseme seeds to a few for look and texture and they were great,too!
These are just fun!!! I don't have a bread machine so--mixed with a spoon until flour was incorporated. Kneaded a few times and put in a greased bowl about 1 1/2 hours to rise. Recipe makes alot of dough!! Wrapped 2 pkgs of mini dogs and used about 1/2 the dough. Will definitely make again, but will half the dough. Make sure you really pinch those ends or they will unravel in the water bath!
These were really good and they were good as leftovers too. The family was over and it was just pouring outside so it was a good day for chicken soup and pretzel dogs. I am my own breadmaker, I kneaded for 7 mins and stuck in front of the woodstove for 1 hour.
These are great! I halved the recipe since it's just the two of us, but now I wish I'd made a full recipe. The recipe was very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing. This will be a repeat for sure!
These are WONDERFUL! I made them last night for NYE and they were a huge hit! I was admittedly a little nervous about making them (working with yeast) but they were surprisingly easy to make! I followed the recipe exactly, no changes. Make sure to pinch those edges, like others have said! Even though a couple of mine came loose, they looked and tasted great! I also liked that even after sitting out for a little bit, the pretzel stayed soft--didn't get hard as a rock. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks!
Awesome! I followed the recipe exactly and will soon be making them again! I got 19 dogs from the dough.
Yummy! They turned out great! So pretty & the kiddos & I loved them! We'll do these again for sure! Thanks!
I boiled half of the wrapped hot dogs and then I just baked the other half without boiling them. We all preferred the non- boiled ones. I do not know the purpose of boiling them but it changed the texture for sure. I will be just baking these in the future. Overall, great recipe!
I saw this recipe on a blog and thought it looked so good I just had to try them but I figured mine wouldn't turn out as great. I was wrong they turned out perfectly and were really easy to make. Everyone liked them so well I made them for my son's graduation party and they were the first to go. The recipe was requested and shared.
It's much easier to make pretzels than l ever knew. These were great...based on a lot of the reviews, I reduced the salt in the dough and used it pretty sparingly on top with the egg wash. I only used half the dough and froze the rest for another time.
I thought these came out very well. I made only 16 hot dogs since that's all I had (and it makes dividing the dough easier anyway). I wish I had thought so turn a strand of dough into a pretzel with no dog so I could see what I thought of this dough as just a pretzel dough! Dried my hotdogs before rolling, just sprinkled the kosher salt at the end. I tried them with "Clone of a Pretzel Dip" from this site. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Jan, can't wait for the DH to try them!
These were good. I used parchment paper -- first time ever and the LAST time! ALL of my hotdogs stuck to the paper and ruined the bottoms. Pretzet was nothing outstanding, but good for a change.
These are very tasty, and the dough is beautiful to work with, but I don't have a bread machine so they were a little more labor intensive for me. As some others mentioned, the bottoms browned much more quickly than the tops. Not sure how ti prevent that. I baked in 2 batches....the second batch I sprinkled some poppy seeds on prior to baking...think they added a nice touch.
be sure to use a good quality hot dog or you won't do these pretzels justice. the baking soda bath is what -makes- these pretzels. if you skip it, you will get bread dogs. the double baking sheet idea is genius; my bottoms were perfect!
These were a big hit with my family! They were easy to make. I used water and regular unbleached flour. I used all the salt called for and sprinkled a few grains on top after brushing with the egg/water mixture. I used 10 regular hot dogs and 6 veggie dogs (Morning Star Farms). There were some left over scraps which I just tossed in the b.soda water, then baked. They were delicious, as well. I bake whole wheat bread/rolls/pizza almost every week, and out of all the bread dough I've made, this is the easiest I've ever worked with. I don't have a bread machine so did it by hand as always. I used 4 cups of flour plus what I put on the counter as I kneaded the dough. It was like playing with homemade Play Dough! It was such a nice texture. When wrapping the strip of dough around the hot dog, be sure to overlap the first end and pinch closed the last end so they stay together in the water. I made Cheese Dipping Sauce by Jackie Smith and that added a great taste. Thanks for the great recipe!
These were so good. I can’t believe I made pretzel for the first time. I dried the pretzels with paper towel before I baked them. Instead of salt, I put cheddar cheese on the top. I also put jalapenos on some of them. I will use canned jalapenos instead of the fresh ones next time; also I will put more salt in the dough if I am not going to put salt on the top. For sure I will make these again. Thanks Jan for the recipe.
A little work but a great result. We really enjoyed these.
So HAPPY to run across this recipe!! How much fun to make. Planning a get together with my family where I'm making "Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches" from this site - thought they would be a bit hot for the grandkids - so this will work PERFECT!! I bet the adults indulge them also! The only thing I did at all different was to use my confection oven and bake them at 400 degrees for 11 - 12 minutes! We tried one and used the "Hot Mustard Pretzel Dip" from this site (which I use on reg. pretzels) it added great flavor!! Thanks Jan!! Next I will make plain pretzels - knowing now how easy it is.
I made these last night and the whole family loved them. I don't have a bread machine so I let the dough rise for an hour after mixing. Since I didn't have bread flour, I used all purpose and added 4 tsp of vital wheat gluten. They turned out great. Thanks for sharing.
This was good. The only thing I am going to suggest is that you add the baking soda to the water before it boils. I added it after it boiled, as the recipe stated, and it was like a volcano. The whole pot of water erupted all over the stove top. I had a huge pot, too, and there wasn't too much water. It just 'blew up'. Fortunately, I wasn't burned.
I couldn't believe how wonderful this came out. Halved the recipe. I do not have a bread machine, used my KA mixer kneaded about six minutes. I was a little concerned because the dough seemed too heavy but con't with a 90 min rise. The funny part was taking them out of the boiling water...very slippery...They are every bit as good looking and tasty as if they came from a stand. TRY this recipe
I was concerned about the beer since I don't drink it but you can't taste it at all it just makes the dough really light and fluffy. I didn't realize my bottle of Stella Artois was not 12 ounces so I needed to add more liquid as the dough was too dry when it started kneading, I used 1/2 ww flour as well, really good! I only use 1/4 c baking soda to boil the pretzel dogs as I find it too salty and I skip the kosher salt.
These were a hit! I was nervous about doing these for a birthday party because I had no pretzel making experience but I followed recipe as written and everyone loved them. Husband has already asked when I will make again. Thanks!
This simple recipe turned out really great - they looked as good as they tasted. Some thoughts after making it: - I think I might try reducing the amount of salt in the dough next time since the salt on top of the bun, in addition to the salt in the hot dog made it plenty salty! - If I'm feeling scroungy, I could probably stretch the dough out to cover almost twice as many hot dogs. Everyone agreed the pretzel bread was really good, but we had almost too much in ratio to the hot dog. Fantastic treat! I'll definitely be using this one again.
These were awesome! My little guy has just discovered soft pretzels and loves them. He said they were so good he said they didn't need ketchup. I made these to freeze for lunches. Thanks for a fun and tasty recipe!
I made the pretzel dough just as the recipe stated. I sprayed my granite island with Crisco Spray. I rolled the dough out and used a pizza cutter to cut dough into 1/3" strips and tightly wrapped those around cocktail weenies / lil' smokies. I followed everything else and they were a HUGE hit for a Super Bowl party!
Yum yum! These couldn't have been easier to make. I halved the recipe and ended up with enough dough for 8 hot dogs. The taste is amazing. The pretzel dough on it's own is so good. Thanks for submitting this recipe What's for dinner, mom.
Used the KA stand mixer to mix and knead. Great way to combine the flavor of an all-American hot dog with a soft pretzel. Made a half-batch with Ball Park beef hot dogs and ended up with some pretzel nuggets, too.
Great recipe, used hot sausages and they turned out terrific! The whole family helped which made it fun.
Very good. Made half recipe and fine for package of dogs. Used 1/3 cup baking soda in 8 cups water and seemed like plenty. Also sprinkling the salt on after brushing with egg, you are able to use much less and still have great taste.
My husband and son (3 yr old) loved these! DH kept saying they taste much better than dogs on a plain bun. He loved them with brown spicy mustard. I cut the recipe down to 6 servings; my dough was a little wet but that could have been due to an incorrect calculation. Next time I will use a paper towel to dry the hot dogs before wrapping them to help the dough stick. Thanks for sharing a fun recipe that was a family hit! Served with garlic parm potato wedges and fresh fruit for a simple meal.
A soft, chewy pretzel wrapped around a hot dog? Yup, it's super yummy. Not only did these turn out great tasting, but they looked great, too. I didn't know how I would do at wrapping the dough around as perfectly as others seemed to do, or how the dough would stay on the hot dog in the water, but I only had 1 dough casualty. These were a huge hit for dinner, and also for lunch the following day. Thanks:)
A-mazing! We used Nathan's beef and cheddar dogs and everyone from my 4 year old to my 64 year old dad loved it! I didn't have a bread machine so kneaded it by hand for 7ish minutes. Took longer than an hour to rise, but otherwise was perfect. We used 8 hot dogs and turned the rest into traditional pretzels. They were also delish reheated the next day-you could taste the beer a bit more then. Will definitely become a football tailgating tradition!
The taste is AWESOME. Huge hit with everyone. However, whatever you do, DO NOT USE PARCHMENT PAPER. I made this very serious mistake and it completely ruined them. I had to take a knife and cut the bottoms off of every single last one. Next time, I will be greasing the pan (heavily). Also, I know oven times vary, but once you get past the 10 minute mark, watch carefully...they start to burn quick. Great recipe though, I will definitely be making these again.
Super!!! Really love these. Only thing i would change is not putting salt on top, It can be a tad too salty if you do.
these were good but I used cheap hotdogs, not a good idea. Would have been great with better dogs
These came out SOOO good and are much easier than you'd think. A couple recommended tools: Breadmaker (yes the recipe says this but if you are like me you are guilty of making a shopping list before reading directions) Pizza slicer, helps to cut the dough even without misshaping Silicone tongs or slotted spoon, helps to get the dough out of the boiling water without falling apart
OMG!!!! These were awesome. I didn't have bread flour so I just added a little wheat gluon to the flour. I mixed it with my kitchen aide mixer and let it knead for me about 10 minutes. I did let the dough rise about an hour before rolling it out. This made it so easy to work with. It wasn't stretchy or rubbery to work with at all. I used OM cheese hotdogs and they were so yummy with a little mustard! I think I will start using this bread recipe for my bierox.
I followed the recipe closely, but something must have gone wrong. It was quite a bit of work and it was nothing like a pretzel. I did not particularly enjoy the beer flavor in the bread. I doubt I will make this again. What a disappointment! I had really hoped that this was going to be a keeper. ;(
These were soooo easy and soooo delicious! The kids gobbled them up!
Yum Yum Yum...added a 1/2 slice of american cheese when rollling them up. These are better than the mall variety!
It turned out great!I had no issues making it without a bread machine.
These were great! Easy and delicious. My family was very impressed!
I didnt realize these had gotten published so im moving my review from the personal recipe to this one. Just like they are at the Philly pretzel factory. I knew these would be good when I recognized the soft pretzel recipe from Alton Brown on the Food Network. I had made them before. Although I did change the water to a bottle of Corona like you suggested. I did not use a bread machine b/c I dont have one so I let it rise for 1 hr like his version said. I used meat hotdogs and Smart Dog vegetarian protein links and both ways they were excellent. I will be making these again. Thanks for the idea What's for dinner, mom?
So delicious! We wrapped 10 hot dogs and used the rest of the dough for pretzels. Everyone was happy.
These were tasty and fun! I made the dough by hand and wrapped it around kielbasa for a more grown up taste. Topped with spicy, dijon, or just plain yellow mustard these were a big hit! I cleaned up the kitchen while they baked and sat down at the table with my daughter and husband without delay (a rarity in our house). Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I'll definitely make these again.
They came out really good, dipped them in mustard and cheese sauce, yummy, thanks.
Perfect! I am new to this forum and this recipe is very complete with no information lacking. Followed the directions and ingredients exactly and they turned out perfect! I hate beer and don't drink alcohol at all, but used it (Bud Light) anyway and I couldn't taste any beer, just great flavor. Don't worry if they look overly browned because they do not taste burned or hard, but I would start checking on them in 12 minutes if you desire a lighter color. I used angus all beef dogs and they tasted just like those bought in the mall or better. I also made half with tofu pups which are soy dogs for my vegetarian daughter and her family and they also were a big hit with the adults and kids alike.
Made these a few times always with great success. At times I have replaced the beer with water. Still yummy! After asking about freezing them, WFDM did answer, that one can freeze these, but without the salt on top.
Just made theses and they are wonderful. I used water instead of beer and it worked fine. Also I have bulk yeast so I used 2 1/2 teaspoons of yeast. Thanks for the recipe!
These were really good! I wanted them to be more appetizer sized so I cut the weiners in half and wrapped them in the dough leaving only one end sticking out of the dough. The recipe made 24 half-sized pretzel dogs with no dough left over. My first batch did stick a bit and got a bit dark on the bottom (even with doubling up the baking sheets). With the second batch I put the egg wash on the rolls before putting them on the baking sheet and they didn't stick at all and the bottoms were not too dark. I will definitely make this recipe again; my teenage son asked me to make some for his school lunches!
An excellent recipe. I didn't have enough hot dogs when I made this and so there was too much dough for the amount of dog, but everything still tasted ok. I was worried about it cooking in the middle becuse the dough was thicker than it was supposed to be, but that was ok too. In the future I might try wrapping up a bit of cheese in with the hot dog for an added suprise.
I've made this 3 times since i found it two weeks ago. A big hit with everyone from my 10 month old (tiny bits only) to my husband and my tween nieces. I used lowfat turkey dogs and i had trouble with them swelling way up in the oven, and then deflating and getting all wrinkled. The third time I made the recipe for the kids, I cut the hot dogs in half and i didn't leave any of the hotdog sticking out. They came out perfect! I've also used the leftover dough to make regular "auntie anne's" pretzels. So fabulous, I am addicted!!! Thank you.
What a great treat this is! Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as the picture, but they sure were delicious! I made only half a recipe of the pretzel dogs, so had some leftover dough. I have frozen it and look forward to using it soon - either to make more pretzel dogs, or to make a small pizza. Mine did get a little too brown. Next time I will check them at about 10 minutes.
I made these yesterday and my family LOVED them! Making a second batch tonight.....using AP flour (I didn't have any bread flour) and two different kinds of beer. But SOOOO good!
This is a fantastic and easy recipe. I started out using the dough to wrap hot dogs, but the recipe has now turned into my "go to" for all homemade pretzels and pretzel buns. Perfect texture for sliders, brats and all burgers. If you will not be eating everything fresh, omit the salt on top of the pretzels ~ the salt "melts" with storage.
These were perfect for our game-day parties. Any leftovers were frozen fully cooked (without the salt topping) for quick and easy dinners.
These are super easy to make and taste great (especially if you use Nathan's dogs). My only complaint was that I used parchment paper and the dough stuck so badly that I had to cut the dogs off (try to peel them off and you just end up with a layer of paper stuck to the bottom crust). Next time I will just grease the pans and stay away from the parchment.
Anyone that is afraid to make these..DON'T be afraid. They could not be easier and the best part is that they are to die for! After Jan's advice, I prepped the dogs up until right before baking just after boiling. Put them in the fridge until I was ready to bake and baked when I got home. Perfect! My guy ate 2 before I even put got them off the pan. The only substitute I made was to use regular AP flour. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe What's For Dinner, Mom. (P.S. Jan, My freinds that I made these for ate them in seconds flat! Much better than sandwiches..)
Reviewed: Apr. 7, 2011 Loved them! I made 1/2 with regular hot dogs and 1/2 with hot links for my Husband. I still can't believe how easy they were. I had been wanting to try these forever but was slightly scared of making them.Wish I hadn't waited so long! Will be making these again.
Fun, easy and will definitely make it again.
had trouble with wrapping the dough around hotdog. i think it was due to the fact the dogs were wet. i will try next time with 5 star weiners or brookside. forgot to add my salt with sugar and water before addding yeast. my fault so will try again. allow 1 1/2 hours for dough to finish in bread machine
To be honest, it tasted like a normal hot dog (in a regular bun, maybe a little saltier. But at least it looked nice. :)
Thought the dough was a bit too chewy. I would also use less baking soda.
Holy cow!!! What a FANTASTIC recipe!!!!! I can't believe how easy this was! I'll admit, I'm not much of a baker... Me and yeast don't work well together. :) BUT, with my nifty bread machine and a little help from the hubs, these turned out GREAT! This was by FAR the easiest dough I've ever worked with. It rolled like a dream! My hubby and I had a lot of fun together - He cut the dough strips and I wrapped the hot dogs. For a different twist, I topped each pretzel dog with a mixture of poppy and sesame seeds (YUM!). My choice of beer was can of cheap 'ol Budweiser. These are so good, I've been noshing on leftovers all week long. For me, wrapping each "dog" loosely with a paper towel and microwaving at 50% power for 1.5 minutes does the trick. PLEASE, PLEASE don't let the fact that you are not a baker intimidate you from trying this recipe. If I can do it, you can too! Kudos to WFDM for sharing such an awesome recipe with the AR community! :-)
Can you say AWSOME!? I made 16 and they were polished off. I used the extra to make pretzel nuggets and those were also a hit. Thanks for the recipe we love it.
OMG. Its a KEEPER RECIPE. i make it twice a month. I freeze leftovers and its good even cooked in microwave after it. Good quick lunch for my kids.
Made these, as directed, for a football tailgate and they were a huge hit. Everyone said they were right on. Even my chef freind came into the kitchen to see how they were made. I'll be making these over and over again.
I made this recipe last weekend and it was amazing, a definite keeper! No changes or adjustments needed, I don't have a bread machine but used my kitchenaid and let it rise, it was perfect!
Fun, delicious and kids loved it. We had a lot of dough left over and made pretzels with it.
They didnt turn out like I wanted but it was probably my fault. Still tasted good, but not as much like a pretzel as I was hoping
These were very easy to make. However, I didn't use the 1/4 cup kosher salt to sprinkle on top and they were still way too salty for our family's tastes (I used Oscar Mayer Angus hot dogs). Also, they turned really dark after 10 minutes of baking. Next time, I will reduce the temperature to 425 or even lower so they won't be so brown (border line of being burned) as well. It is a keeper recipe with minor adjustments.
Quick, Easy and Yummy... what could be better? I followed the recipe exactly. It's perfect the way it is. I don't have a bread machine so I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to knead the dough and let it rise for an hour. I used a silpat on my cookie sheets and the bottoms were perfect. I've used recipes from this site for years and this is the first I've reviewed, I liked it that much! Thank you!
I made this recipe using my bread maker on the dough setting (stacking ingredients as suggested in my manual). The dogs were a huge hit with the family and they said they were better then the ones at the movie theater. Will definitely be adding this recipe to my recipe box.