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Pigs in a blanket
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Rich and sprinkled with seeds

Pigs in a blanket from scratch

Pigs in a blanket from scratch is a simple recipe, made for all hot dog lovers. Serve it to kids and adults at your next picnic, party or for dinner.

Pigs in a blanket from scratch
Every time we make pigs in a blanket (hot dogs wrapped in dough), we wonder why we don’t make them more often. They are such a fantastic, simple, yet incredibly delicious treat. Not only do you get perfectly cooked hot dogs with each bite, but you also get a rich, soft, fluffy dough, that you can easily make from scratch at home. Sprinkle with seeds before baking for some extra flavor and texture. We love to make pigs in a blanket for celebrations, gatherings, picnics, but most of the time, we have them for dinner along with a big bowl of seasonal salad and a side of our favorite mustard. It’s so good, hope you guys will love it.

Simple Pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a blanket are such a tasty baked goodie. Sure, you could use store-bought puff pastry, but making this simple whole wheat dough at home is so much better. We love:

  • how simple this recipe is
  • rich, fluffy, soft dough
  • kids and adults will love them
  • you can easily store them in a fridge or freezer
  • make them for lunch, snack, breakfast, appetizer, or dinner
  • perfect for celebrations, picnics or an easy weeknight dinner along with some salad


FLOUR - In this recipe, we are using a mixture of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. Using both flours adds a beautifully earthy, slightly nutty, and rich aroma to these baked goodies.

YEAST - Use fresh or instant dry yeast. When you're using fresh yeast, make sure to always double the amount of the dry yeast.

HOT DOGS - Choose your favorite hot dogs for this recipe. We always buy fresh hot dogs.

MIXTURE OF SEEDS - Check the pantry for some seeds and use those. We love the mixture of sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and sesame seeds. Feel free to use everything bagel seasoning, fried onions, or simply replace with some freshly grated cheese.

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Pigs in a blanket from scratch before baking

Wrapped hot dog in dough

How to make pigs in a blanket

These hot dogs are wrapped in beautiful whole wheat dough and coated in a mixture of seeds. That makes them a treasure of different flavors and textures that go wonderfully together. This is a simple recipe that you and your loved ones will absolutely adore. Here's how we make it:

  1. Knead the dough. Use your hands or a stand mixer to get an elastic dough, then cover it and leave to proof.
  2. Divide the dough into four parts and wrap each hot dog in the dough.
  3. Coat in seeds and leave to prove for a couple of minutes on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake, then leave to cool and serve.

Pigs in a blanket from scratch covered in seeds

Pigs in a blanket from scratch before baking

What to serve with pigs in a blanket

These baked hot dogs wrapped in a dough can easily be served at your next dinner party, as a snack, starter, appetizer, or main dish. Serve them over the week or for special occasions. We love serving them with:

Pigs in a blanket from scratch

Pigs in a blanket from scratch recipe

How to store and freeze pigs in a blanket

You can store these delicious Pigs in a Blanket in two ways.

Store any leftovers covered in an airtight container, in a fridge, for up to 2 days. Before serving, optionally place in the oven or microwave oven to heat.

Feel free to make pigs in a blanket ahead of time and store it in the freezer. Store in freezer bags or an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Before serving, defrost by placing on the kitchen counter or place them on the baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 5 - 10 minutes at 180 °C / 350 °F.

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  • make the dough

    Preheat the oven to 230°C / 450°F. In a bowl, stir to combine both flours, yeast, salt, and water. Using your hands or a stand mixer, knead the mixture into an elastic dough, for about 3 - 4 minutes, then add the melted (cooled) butter and knead it into the dough. Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and set aside to proof for about 25 - 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

  • wrap the hot dogs in dough

    Divide the dough into four equal pieces and roll each piece into a rectangle. Wrap the hot dogs in the dough and pinch the ends together tightly. Add the seeds mixture to a plate and roll each wrapped hot dog in the mixture. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with the pinched ends down. Set aside for 15 minutes to prove a little more.

  • bake and serve

    Place in the preheated oven on the middle rack. Bake for 15 minutes at 230°C / 450°F, then lower the heat to 210°C / 410°F and continue to bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baked pigs in a blanket from the oven, set aside to cool, then serve.


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