Pigs in Blankets or Mini Hotdog Rolls

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My kids often look at me like of lost my mind. When they asked what I was cooking and I told them “Pigs in blankets,” they looked like they thought I’d finally flipped.  For a moment I even wondered if I had the correct name for these mini hotdog rolls.

Lunchbox Mini Hotdogs

Lunchbox Mini Hotdogs

5 from 5 votes
Lunchbox Mini Hotdogs in Thermomix
Pigs In Blankets or Mini Hot dogs
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

This is a great lunchbox idea for kids and is made even quicker if you're using a Thermomix to make the dough.

Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian
Servings: 20 rolls
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 7 gm yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 220 ml warm water
  • 20 gm oil
  • 450 gm bakers flour
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 20 small frankfurts
Instructions
  1. Place the water, yeast and sugar in TM bowl. Combine 30 sec/Speed 3

  2. Add the flour, salt, oil and apple cider vinegar to the TM. Knead 2 min.

  3. Allow the bread to proof in the TM bowl for 30 minutes or until it's risen to twice the size.

  4. Line a roasting tray with baking paper.

  5. Remove the dough from the TM and roll out to 1 cm thickness on an oiled bench.

  6. cut ten strips of dough along the longest width. Cut each strip in half to shorten them.

  7. Wrap one strip around each frankfurt and place them on the baking tray.

  8. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.

  9. Cover the pigs in blankets with a clean tea towel and place in a warm spot to proof for an hour. The dough will rise and become light and puffy.

  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Notes

Add tomato sauce just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Pigs In Blankets or Mini Hot dogs
Amount Per Serving (1 Roll)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 265mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

After a quick google search, I found that “frankies’ in pastry or dough is also known as “pigs in blankets”. So it seems I had the recipe name correct, however, this term seems to be lost on the younger generation. Although the kids found the name weird they absolutely loved the hotdogs.

Pigs in Blankets

Pigs in Blankets

These little piggies were a lunchbox idea that came to me as I pondered the last week of school lunch selection in my empty fridge. There was literally nothing in the fridge and we had no bread left.

Thermomix Mini Hotdogs

Thermomix Mini Hotdogs

Anais loves to help me make dough in the Thermomix, so I enlisted her help. She made the dough without any help from me. After the dough had proofed we rolled it out to 1 cm thickness and cut long strips. Each strip was then cut in half to shorten them. It was an easy task to wrap a strip of dough around the “little boys” and place them on a baking tray to proof. cut and we let it proof

Lunchbox Mini Hotdogs in Thermomix

Lunchbox Mini Hotdogs in Thermomix

Anais was super happy with her cooking success and both kids were pleased to have a more exciting lunchbox the following day. Do you find it difficult coming up with interesting things to pack in the kids’ school lunch boxes? I’m always looking for quick, tasty recipes.

Take a look at some of these ideas to help make your “back to school” tasty.

These sushi pockets are filled with rice and whatever filling your child enjoys.

An oldie but a goodie is this Zucchini Slice. I could make this every week and I wouldn’t get one complaint from the husband or children!

So, I’m wondering, would you call these mini hot dogs or “Pigs in Blankets?”

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9 thoughts on “Pigs in Blankets or Mini Hotdog Rolls”

  1. All of these recipes are so cute! You have some great tips for lunch box ideas.

  2. Terrific recipe idea, I know my kids would love this. They always bring a turkey sandwich to school, so I bet they will be so surprise (and glad!) that I made these.

  3. Ha, the term “pigs in the blanket” is a well known term where I’m from. Not sure I’ve heard them called frankies! I love hearing differences between countries!

    1. Julie says:

      Hehe, we always call them Frankie’s ????

  4. Love that your daughter likes getting involved with the Thermomix! Hilarious that the younger generation hasn’t heart of pigs in a blanket. I guess it is kind of a strange name when you think about it from a literal perspective as kids often do. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a fun and quick meal! The calorie count is low enough on these that this wouldn’t totally wreck a low calorie meal plan. Yes! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    1. Julie says:

      I agree Luci, They’re also surprisingly filling too 🙂

  6. Rebecca says:

    I dint like using frankfurters for my kids so I replaced with a organic beef chipolata
    Still yummy

    1. That would be delicious and so much healthier 🙂 Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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