Friday, February 1, 2013

Gluten Free Pretzel Dogs

We are not huge fans of hot dogs around here, but on occasion I buy so good quality ones for a "treat"(I really like the Open Nature(Safeway) ones that are uncured and nitrate free) I based off of this recipe from Bob's Red Mill and changed it to suit.

This made 12 "mini-dogs" (half hot dogs)

6 hot dogs, cut in half
(a little more time consuming, but it would be a wonderful party appetizer using lil' smokies!!)

1 TB yeast
2/3 cup milk, warm(approx 110 degrees)I used flax milk this time
(If you use a dairy alternative that is UNSWEETENED, add 1 tsp sugar as well)

1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp gelatin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 TB olive oil
1 tsp cider vinegar

1/2 cup finely shredded cheese

In a large bowl combine yeast and milk(and sugar if needed) allow to sit for 5 minutes until nicely foamy

In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients and whisk well.

Add olive oil and vinegar to the yeast mixture and mix well, then slowly add the dry ingredients, beat for 3 minutes on high. (If using add the cheese in the last 30 seconds of mixing)

Turn dough onto a surface dusted with cornstarch.

Cut dough into 12 equal portions.
Rinse and shake off the hot dogs(you want them damp but not dripping)

Flatten a dough piece into a rectangle slightly larger than the hot dog the dog in the center and roll up,  folding the sides down and tucking under, rolling it gently , press all seams to seal.

--If you are not putting cheese in the dough(or even if you are LOL)You could do a small amount of cheese(about 1/2 a slice per dog and just wrap it around) in each roll too.

Place on a greased baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough/dogs.

Allow to rise in a warm spot for 15 minutes.

Make a mixture of 1 tsp cornstarch and 2 TB milk(or milk alternative or even water) and brush each dog lightly.

Preheat oven to 400.

Bake dogs for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.

In the last 5 minutes you can re-brush with the cornstarch solution then sprinkle with salt. Brush then sprinkle each one, it dries VERY fast!! (salt is optional of course, or other seasonings would be good....dried garlic or onion flakes, poppy seeds ETC)

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