Monday, October 24, 2011

Fancy Pants App: Mummy Dogs

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I really got into the Halloween spirit this year.  Actually, maybe I really do get into the Halloween spirit every year.  Remember my Halloween Bark?  Or Black Cats?  This year instead of focusing JUST on sweets (although there will be some of those, I promise you!), I have also made two delicious savory recipes.  These mummy dogs are the first and are my featured appetizer (perfect for any picky kids or a great Halloween party addition).  My second one is a great dinner you can make Monday night for the family without breaking the bank or taking up too much precious trick-or-treating time.  I can't wait to show you that one Wednesday.

I like my dogs with mustard, but John prefers ketchup.  Serving them that way makes them look like bloody mummys!  Perfect for the scare factor!  These came from Mel's Kitchen Cafe where Mel has posted an immense amount of Halloween treats for grown-ups and kids alike.  Are you ever too old to stop celebrating Halloween?

I'm not sure...I remember my cousins used to have a GIANT Halloween party at their parents house when they were probably around my age.  All I know is I was always too young to attend, and by the time I got old enough, they had kids and crazy Halloween parties were no longer their style.  Isn't that always the way.  Although I wouldn't mind being home in NY next week and helping the kids trick-or-treat.  There is something really fun about holidays that involve every American regardless of religion like Thanksgiving or Halloween.  And what better way to celebrate a holiday then with food, right? 
Mummy Dogs (dogs adapted from here; dough adapted from here)
Serves:  4
3/4 cups warm water
1/2 tablespoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
4 hot dogs of your choice
Mustard and Ketchup for serving

Mix warm water, yeast, sugar, flour, and salt with an electric mixer until well combined.  Knead for three to five minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Then, use half of the dough for Wednesday's recipe (keep in the fridge) or make them into plain breadsticks.  Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the breadstick dough about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick and cut into thin strips with a pizza cutter. Starting at the top of each dog, use a strip of dough and wind it down the hot dog.  Repeat with a 2nd strip of dough per hot dog and then place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until the dough has completely cooked through (it will puff up but don't let it turn golden--it should still look like a white mummy)!  Dot mustard or ketchup "eyes" on the mummy dogs and serve.

Until the next time my oven is on...

4 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I bet they taste pretty good too. We always have hot dogs of some sort on Halloween night. I like mine with mustard too.

    Thanks so much for the book! I got it today and your timing couldn't be better as a snow storm is blowing in tonight. I hope to get started on it tomorrow sometime. I'll send it back when I'm done.

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