These are delicious, really easy to make and are a perfect snack or lunch item.
1 package (.25 oz) package dry yeast (don't use fast activating yeast)
1 package Hot Dog of your choice (I used the Fat Free Kosher Dogs)
2 tbl brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups warm water (110 degrees)
3 cups AP flour
1 cup bread flour
2 cups warm water
2 tbl baking soda
2 tbl butter melted
In large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Let is sit a minute or two.
Stir in both flours, and knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. (I used the dough hook on my stand mixer and it turned out beautifully).
Place in a greased bowl (I use cooking spray), turn to coat the entire surface. Cover and let rise for 1.5 hours.
Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8 inch square pan
Get your dogs ready and pat them dry
After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces, roll each into a rope about 1.5 feet long and starting at the top of your hot dog just wind the dough around the dog.
Dip into baking soda/water solution for a second or two and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet (I just used my Silpat on a baking sheet) What this accomplishes I have no idea?
Let rise an additional 20 minutes
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes until golden brown, remove, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with Kosher Salt
**I had 7 dogs, so there was leftover dough which I made into Pretzel Shapes and proceeded as above.