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Pigs in a blanket
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A delicious treat for kids and adults

Pigs in a blanket

The Pigs in a Blanket recipe is simple and delicious for parties, weekends, kids, and adults. The dough is soft and golden brown, so good.

Pigs in a blanket
The dough for our pigs in a blanket is so incredibly soft, delicious, and perfect for celebrations, picnics, special occasions and slow weekends. If you would like to serve these over the week, but lack time, don’t worry - you can easily freeze these and this way, you always have them at hand when needed. In this recipe we also used a brand new local product called Nagica, hot dogs without skin. We actually tested this recipe both with a regular hot dog (skin-on) and with Nagica, and our kids preffered the latter so much more. And to be honest, so did we.

Pigs in a blanket with yeasted dough

These are the top reasons why you will make these repeatedly.

  • the bread is soft fluffy and melts in your mouth
  • we use hot dogs without skin, which our kids adore
  • a delicious snack or appetizer that we can serve in all seasons
  • perfect for celebrations, large gatherings, and kids parties
  • feel free to freeze them for up to a month
  • serve with your favorite sauce

Feel free to try Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket, too - they are quicker to make. However, we prefer this new recipe since the bread is so soft.

Hrenovke v kvašenem testu

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What to serve with Pigs in a blanket

We love serving these pigs in a blanket with a sauce or a dip. Here are some of our favorites:

Pigs in a blanket - preparation

Pigs in a blanket - preparation

Pigs in a blanket - preparation

Storing and freezing

Feel free to store these Pigs in a blanket in two ways.

Feel free to keep it in a bread bag at room temperature for two days. The bread is the softest the same day; however, it will be just as delicious the next day.

Feel free to freeze the Pigs in a blanket ahead. Store the baked and cooled Pigs in a blanket in a freezer bag. Place in the freezer for up to a month. Before serving, defrost and reheat.

Pigs in a blanket

Pigs in a blanket - preparation

How to make Pigs in a blanket - preparation

How to make Pigs in a blanket (video)

Check this short video to learn how to make Pigs in a blanket at home. This recipe is made in collaboration with Celjske mesnine, as we're using their brand new product Nagica.


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Lets get cooking!

  • makes
    pigs in a blanket
  • preparation:
  • proofing:
    hour 15 minutes
  • bake:
    - 18 minutes
  • total time
    hour 55 minutes


  • make the yeast mixture

    Combine lukewarm water, lukewarm milk, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside for 10 minutes.

    The water and milk temperature should be around 30 - 35°C or 85 - 95°F.
  • dough and first proofing

    Add flour and salt to a large bowl and stir. Make a well in the middle and pour in the yeast mixture. Cover with flour, add an egg, and melted (cooled) butter. Using a handheld electric mixer with dough attachments (or a stand mixer with a dough hook), knead the dough. Knead for 6 - 8 minutes or until the dough is soft and elastic. Cover the bowl with cling film or a kitchen towel and set aside to proof at room temperature for 45 minutes.

  • hot dog

    Cut four hot dogs into three parts to get 12 mini hot dogs.

  • second proofing

    Roll the dough into a 50 cm x 15 cm (20-inch x 6-inch) rectangle. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 12 equal stripes, each approx. (6-inch x 1.5-inch). Make three small incisions at one edge of the dough (don't cut over the edge). Place a mini hot dog on the other side and wrap it tightly to get a pig in a blanket. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the pigs in a blanket with the cut side up. Make sure you leave enough space between them to rise. Cover with cling film or kitchen towel and set aside to proof at room temperature for 30 - 45 minutes. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 200 °C / 390 °F.

  • bake

    Brush the pigs in a blanket with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place them in the preheated oven. Bake for 16 - 18 minutes at 200 °C / 390 °F. When the pigs in a blanket are baked, set them aside for a few minutes, then serve with your favorite sauce.


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