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Pretzel Dogs

Mary's Kitchen Crush - "Game Time Grub"

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  • 2½ cups (300g) all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 teaspoons (6 ½ g) dry instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) salt
  • 2/3 cup (156ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup (78ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter
  • 12 hot dog wieners
  • Toppings: Sesame/poppy seeds, dehydrated garlic/onion, coarse salt


  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons (90g) baking soda



  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Line a 2nd sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Grease a large bowl with oil.
  4. Whisk together flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Heat milk, water, honey and butter in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat until the butter has melted and mixture is lukewarm.
  6. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir until a shaggy dough forms.
  7. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  8. Place dough into prepared bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  9. To assemble, dry hot dog wieners and set aside.
  10. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal portions. Roll each into a 12-inch (30 cm) rope. [Alternatively, press dough into a 12-inch (30-cm) square and cut it into twelve 1x12-inch (2x30-cm) strips.]
  11. Wrap the dough around the hotdogs, gently stretching as you wrap so dough reaches to within ½-inch (1 ½ cm) of ends of hotdogs. Place on unsprayed sheet, cover with plastic wrap and rest for 15 min.
  12. Heat the oven to 450F (232C).
  13. Place boiled pretzel dogs onto sprayed and lined baking sheet, sprinkle with desired seasoning and bake until golden-brown, about 10 to 13 minutes, rotating sheet halfway.


  1. Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Gently lower wrapped hot dogs into the water in batches of three. Boil for 1 minute, flipping halfway.