Pigs in a Blanket
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8+
This healthier version of pigs in a blanket is a kid and crowd-pleaser, and makes the perfect party fare.
  • Chicken sausages or hot dogs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Lollipop sticks, optional
Bread Dough
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 4½ tsp yeast (2 packages)
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup +1 Tbsp milk, divided
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 eggs, divided
Bread Dough
  1. Combine the sugar, salt, yeast and 1½ cups flour in a bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup milk and the butter over low heat until the butter melts and the mixture is very warm.
  3. Gradually add the liquid into the dry ingredients, beating for 2 minutes.
  4. Add two eggs and ½ cup flour to make a thick batter.
  5. Beat for 2 minutes, then stir in 2 – 2½ cups flour to make a soft dough.
  6. Knead the dough for 10 minutes on a lightly-floured surface or with the dough hook of a stand-up mixer until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  7. Form the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl, first brushing the top of the dough on the bottom of the greased bowl so that it doesn’t dry out.
  8. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it doubles.
  9. Punch down the dough and divide it in half.
  10. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Pigs in a Blanket
  1. Tear off small chunks of dough. The size will depend on the size of sausage pieces.
  2. Gently pull the dough to stretch it out and wrap it around the sausage pieces.
  3. Pinch the edges of the dough together and place the piggies in a blanket on a greased baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg and 1 Tbsp milk.
  5. Brush the tops of the pigs in a blanket with the egg glaze and bake them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until they are golden.
  6. Let them cool for about 5 minutes and then serve them with the condiments of your choice.
  7. For pigs in a blanket pops, insert a lollipop stick into the hot dogs once they have baked.
  8. If you forget to brush them with egg before baking them {like I have done many times!}, simply brush them with a tiny bit of milk right when they get out of the oven to give them a finished, shiny glaze.
Recipe by Itsy Bitsy Foodies at http://itsybitsyfoodies.com/pigs-in-a-blanket/