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Party Dogs!?

Posted By Heather On March 16, 2010 @ 10:38 pm In Appetizers,Kid-friendly,Lunch,Special Occasion | 23 Comments

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[3]Pigs in a blanket, or hot dogs wrapped in dough: Whatever you call it, they are sure to please taste buds of all ages. This idea came about as an afterthought. I was trying out Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix [4]. I followed the directions on the package [5] for making the crust. The recipe says it makes two 12″ pizzas or one 16″ pizza. Well, my 16″ pizza turned out to be more like 14″. So, I had dough leftover. Since my daughter doesn’t like pizza, I decided to use the dough for hot dog buns. I cut the remaining dough into four rectangles and wrapped them around uncooked hot dogs. Then, I put them onto a lightly greased baking sheet and baked them for about 15 minutes. (No pre-baking was necessary.) They turned out great. And, how did my daughter like it? Well, let’s just say she’s used to eating hot dogs without buns. :) My husband and I thought they were delicious. We’ll definitely make them again. I think next time I’ll try some with a slice of cheese in them, too.

[6]I wanted to share this because I thought it would be a great idea for a kid’s (or grown-up’s) gluten-free birthday party. Make the dough in advance, and have the hot dogs wrapped with the dough, covered on a baking sheet and waiting in the refrigerator until the guests show up. Then, pop the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. You could have a whole tray of these cooked and ready to serve while the kids play games, open presents, etc.

I should also mention that the pizza crust turned out very good, too! But somehow, I forgot to take a picture of the pizza we made. It was devoured way too quickly for me to even get a shot of it. ;)

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[7] Gluten-Free Wednesdays: http://www.glutenfreehomemaker.com/2010/03/gluten-free-wednesdays-3-17-10.html

[8] Better Batter: http://www.betterbatter.org/?p=37

[9] Ginger Lemon Girl: http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.com/

[10] gluten-free Crescent Rolls: http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.com/2008/01/they-are-not-kidding-gluten-free.html

[11] Gluten Free Gobsmacked: http://glutenfree.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/gf-an-army-of-mini-crescent-dogs/

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