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hot dog
[hot dawg]
noun
1. a sandwich consisting of a frankfurter in a split roll, usually eaten with mustard, sauerkraut, or relish.

by Susan Andrews

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

My inspiration Chololate with Grace

For the Dough

     3 cups flour
     3 tbsp brown sugar
     1 T instant yeast
     2 tsp salt
     1 cup warm water
     1/4 cup oil, canola, sunflower or olive

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

In the bowl of your Kitchenaid add all dough ingredients. Using your dough hook knead until dough forms a ball.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Turn onto a lightly floured surface

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

and roll out with a rolling pin into a rectangle. You want it to be 12” in length. The shape of your dough does not have to be perfect! I would love the eradicate the idea that things have to be perfect! That only happens when you’re Martha Stewart and your have an entourage of people making sure everything is perfect. On that subject, she totally stole the phrase “it’s a good thing” from God. Yup, maker of heaven and earth! Every day he saw that “it was good”!!! She has some nerve!

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Using a pizza cutter, slice the dough lengthwise into approx 1” slices. You may need to do this twice as some may not slice completely the first time. Again, no perfection needed!

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Prepare your baking sheets w/ non stick spray and set aside.

Filling

     4oz cream cheese

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

     1/4 cup pickled jalapeño pepper chopped

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

     shredded cheese, your choice
     hot dogs, your choice

Microwave cream cheese for approx 25-30 seconds.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Chop your jalapenos

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

and add them to the cream cheese.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Stir to combine.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Spread your cream cheese mixture over the dough

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Enough to cover the dough.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Starting at the top end of the dough

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

roll your dough strips around your hot dogs.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

If your strips are too long that’s ok. Just pinch off and set aside the extra.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Continue rolling dough until dogs are gone. If you have leftover dough strips just knot them and put them on your baking sheet.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Set your dogs/knots aside and let rise in a warm place for approx 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Once they have risen a bit add water to a large stock pot and bring to a boil.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

When water is boiling add 2 tbsp of baking powder. Don’t have your pot too full of water or it will bubble over when you add your baking powder. Continue boiling the water.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Using a slotted spoon or spatula add your dogs 2 at a time to the water. Let boil for 1 minute turning at least once.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Remove and put back on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat this until all the dogs have been boiled.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Brush the dogs with your egg wash and sprinkle with a little seasoning salt.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Add a couple of pinches of shredded cheese to the top of each one. Place in preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until nicely browned. You may need to turn the pan(s) once so they brown evenly. I have to do this.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Remove from oven and let cool.

Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Dogs

Serve with ketchup and/or mustard. I normally think ketchup is sacrilege but I really like it with these hot dogs. Enjoy!

If you’re not a fan of spicy you could use chopped green chilis instead! That would be yummy!