Very good recipe, I will definitely repeat it, especially since I know exactly what sausages I put in these pigs in a blanket (I always look for sausages as natural as possible without too many additives), versus the commercial ones. The children were delighted with the taste, shape, idea, we had the most fun and served them with a large cabbage salad.
I showed you in steps the version of this pigs in a blanket with cheese, it requires a little more attention when assembling, but they seemed more tender and tastier due to the melted cheese. In addition, if you are in a hurry, you can replace the yeast dough with a commercial puff pastry.
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In a small bowl pour 200ml of warm milk, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 10g of dry yeast.
Stir and leave on the table for 10 minutes, until the yeast starts to foam.
Pour this yeast composition into another larger bowl.
Add 0.5 teaspoon of salt and 2 eggs, mix well with a whisk.
Add 550g of flour.
Mix with a spatula until a stickier dough begins to form.
Now pour 80 ml of oil and mix a little more with a spatula or spoon.
Then start kneading the dough with your hands, in a bowl or directly on the table.
Continue until you get a uniform and non-sticky dough.
If it is too sticky, you can add a little more flour to the table in the kneading process, but not too much.
Put it back in the bowl and let it rise for 30 minutes at room temperature.
After this time, take out the dough on the table sprinkled with flour and flatten it a little with your palms.
Continue to stretch it with the facet until you get a uniform rectangle, about 5mm thick.
Cut it into 1.5-2cm wide slices.
I chose to cut the sausages in half, to make the pretzels a little smaller.
You can cut them even smaller (for appetizers), or even leave them whole, like classic pretzels.
Now roll carefully, slightly overlapping, a slice of dough on top of each sausage.
Watch the whole process more closely in the video.
For the cheese pretzel, first roll the sausages in a slice of cheese (I cut it in half because I also have the sausages in half).
Then wrap it in the same way with a slice of dough, superimposed on each level, so that there are no gaps above the pretzel. If you do not wrap it well, the melted cheese will flow into the tray.
Arrange the pretzels thus formed in an oven tray lined with baking paper, let it rise a little for 10 minutes.
Then grease with beaten egg and sprinkle poppy seeds or sesame seeds on top.
Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until nicely browned.
This is what the simple pretzels look like in the section.
And here the pretzels with cheese.
Anyway, I recommend serving them hot or reheated with a salad or so simple, as an appetizer.
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