Thursday, May 10, 2012

Homemade Corn Dogs



What is it about eating food on a stick that makes it so much more appealing?   I made homemade corn dogs last week and I am willing to bet that the kids liked them even better because they were on a stick.  I love this version of corn dogs because they're baked instead of fried and the cornbread dough is much better than traditional corn dog batter.

Baked Corn Dogs
1 cup milk                                     1 teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons yeast                       ¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons olive oil                  ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar           8 hot dogs
1 cup cornmeal                              1 egg
1 ¼ cups flour                                1 Tablespoon sesame seeds





Dissolve yeast in warm milk.














Stir in oil, brown sugar and cornmeal.











Add flour, salt, baking soda and cayenne.  Knead 5 minutes.  Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise 45 minutes.




 
 
Divide dough into 8 pieces.  (I made 1/2 a recipe so I only had 4 pieces.)


Roll each piece into a 10” rope.

 








Insert wooden skewer into each hot dog.








 Wrap dough log around a hot dog.

 

 

 

Place on baking sheet.
 

Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
 

Bake 12 minutes at 450.



Look how happy the kids are when I start taking pictures while they eat.  (he he he)


Ciao!

Baked Corn Dogs
1 cup milk                                     1 teaspoon salt
2 ½ teaspoons yeast                       ¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons olive oil                  ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar           8 hot dogs
1 cup cornmeal                              1 egg
1 ¼ cups flour                                1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Dissolve yeast in warm milk.  Stir in oil, brown sugar and cornmeal.  Add flour, salt, baking soda and cayenne.  Knead 5 minutes.  Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise 45 minutes.  Insert wooden skewer into each hot dog.  Divide dough into 8 pieces.  Roll each piece into a 10” rope.  Wrap around a hot dog and place on baking sheet.  Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake 12 minutes at 450.


2 comments:

  1. these look so cute and delish. My kids would love me to make these for them.

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  2. Thanks Andrea and good luck with your corn dogs. I'm sure your family will enjoy them.

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