For an appetizer that will please all ages, serve up some of these biscuit-wrapped hot dogs piping hot right from the oven. Try serving with a variety of fun and zesty dips for a half-time pleaser, kid’s sleepover, or family game or movie night. These little miracles on-a-stick will get your friends and family members right where you want them – TOGETHER for some much needed quality time!
- Reduced-fat milk 1 cup
- Active dry yeast, 1 packet
- Packed light brown sugar 2 tbsps
- Fine yellow cornmeal 1 cup
- All-purpose flour, plus more for dusting and kneading
- Salt1 tsp
- Baking soda1/4 tsp
- Cayenne pepper or paprika 1/4 tsp
- Reduced-fat hot dog wieners, halved crosswise9 medium
- Egg, beaten1 large
- Black sesame seeds (optional) 1 tbsp
Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F and lightly grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Add milk and heat to about 110°F then pour into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add yeast to bowl and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes to soften, then add in olive oil, brown sugar, and cornmeal and stir with a wooden spoon to blend well. Next, add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cayenne pepper, stirring until a sticky dough forms.
Drop the dough onto a lightly floured, level surface and knead with both hands, adding additional flour, if needed. Knead for about 5 minutes, stopping once dough smooth, yet tacky to the touch. Shape dough into a ball and place in a bowl lightly greased with oil, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
Stick a small skewer or toothpick about 1-inch deep into each hot dog wiener half. Set aside.
Place dough back onto lightly floured surface and divide into 18 equal pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece of dough into a 10-inch strip. Wrap dough strips around each hot dog wiener half, tuck and press the edges of the dough to seal into place for baking. Arrange wrapped corn dogs on lightly greased baking sheet. Beat egg in a small bowl and brush the dough of each corn dog wrap with the beaten egg. Sprinkle sesame seeds onto corn dogs, if desired. Place in preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until corn dogs are golden brown in color.