hot dog rolls

The Good Food Channel has recently whipped through Rude Boy Food starring the genial, funny and inventive Aaron Craze. It centers around street food, bursting with honesty and lively flavours. I was instantly hooked by the tongue-in-cheek approach spiked with great recipes.

In the “New York” episode he made these extremely cute hot dog rolls, essentially a sausage baked into bread dough. I dashed over to the Good Food website but this was one of the few recipes not featured. It had already been deleted from Sky+ so I had to invent a bit of a hot dog roll recipe, usually a little sweeter and softer than a regular roll. His also featured skewers of rosemary and cherry tomatoes but that wasn’t for me.

I cobbled something together I was really pleased with, and served it with ketchup and American mustard for dipping. Great party food.

Hot dog rolls (makes 16):

16 cocktail sausages

250ml milk

125ml water

50g unsalted butter, melted

500g plain flour

1 sachet yeast

1 tablespoon honey

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 egg

  1. Fry the sausages quickly until browned on all over. Leave aside to cool.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, yeast, salt).
  3. Mix the wet ingredients together (butter, honey, water, milk, egg) and gradually add to the dry mix until combined.
  4. Knead on a floured surface until stretchy. Leave covered in a warm place for an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C. Divide the dough into 16 small pieces and roll the sausages up so a little sausage pokes out of either end of the dough ball.
  6. Brush with egg wash and bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and sound hollow when tapped from underneath.

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