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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fancy Hot Dogs

As a foodie my camera is always close by.  I take a multitude of food related pictures on any given day.  The pictures are not restricted to those dishes I have made but rather encompass anything food related that strikes my fancy.  I take pictures of food in restaurants, diners, community events as well a photograph recipes I want to try from magazines when flipping through them in waiting rooms. I am particularly fond of taking pictures in the bakery section of supermarkets.  Some of the foods are just so delicious looking and then, there is the presentation.

fancy hotdogs
A few days ago, we were in a supermarket where I spotted they absolutely gorgeous fancy hot dogs.  Two things immediately popped into mind.  First, these fancy hot dogs would be a lovely, unique addition to BBQ ideas for a family get-together even though they are not actually grilled.  Although, they could easily be baked on the outdoor grill.  The second thing that came mind is that these fancy hot dogs really would not be difficult to make.

You could use Pillsbury* crescent rolls (refrigerator section of grocery store) or pre-made puff pastry (freezer section of grocery store) or homemade puff pastry as the fancy hot dogs are all about presentation.  The bottom of hot dog is a solid sheet of pastry for the wiener to rest on.  The top dough is a fancy pastry cut using a series of alternating slits on the folded dough  then gently stretched open.  Once in place covering the wiener, simply seal the edges.  Bake at 400°F/200°C until the crust is golden brown.

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