If you have never had a hot dog with a pretzel bun, stop what you are doing and run to the market right now if you don’t have the ingredients on hand (you most likely do!), and make this for dinner tonight. If you have had a pretzel hot dog bun, you are welcome for this super easy (pretty much no-fail) recipe. Let me state up front, I am no baker! I just started lightly dabbling in this wonderful world because we happened to find the most incredible, juiciest, delicious peaches at our local farmer’s market in East Nashville, they were worth me giving it a good college try to make a pie. The peaches did not fail. The pie wasn’t the worst thing in the world, and I continued to learn to bake. I love to cook, but baking has always been so scary for me. I mean, you have to follow directions. Exactly. What’s the fun in that? Well, watching bread rise is pretty great, and having warm bread come out of the oven, and that heavenly smell. The flavor and consistency’s pretty great too. I am hooked. Don’t be scared, do it and love it and tell me all about it.
If you have read any of our “Let’s Eat” category posts, you know I am a vegetarian and Joey is not. Hot dogs are one of the things we like to do around here once and a while because I grab a veggie pack for me, and Joey gets some Hebrew National Jumbo’s and we share buns and condiments. It’s a snap. This week I decided to make pretzel buns. There is an amazing little restaurant here in East Nashville (well, like 100 amazing little restaurants) that serves their hot dogs on pretzel buns. The ones I made are adapted from about 5 recipes I found online, are are altered to be vegan (I know, I know, why a vegan hot dog bun?). I don’t enjoy cooking with eggs or milk, so often things wind up being vegan. Here is some of the stuff you probably have on hand already.
This makes eight buns, so it’s perfect for two packs of Hebrew National Jumbo Hot Dog’s because they come four to a pack and you don’t have to worry about that sad extra bun when you DIY the buns. That can make eight very happy people. It’s kind of impressive too when you make your own hot dog buns, so it’s worth doing a few times for various things. Next cocktail party we have I am going to cut the Hebrew National Hot Dog’s into little bite size pieces and make little bite size “buns” and put Gulden’s Spicy Brown mustard between to the and poke with a toothpick. So perfect and easy!
If you are anything like me, you are a visual learner. Here are some pictures we took of the process, because boiling bread sounded weird to me and I wanted to see someone else do it too.
I know hot dog day makes Joey very happy and these buns bring it over the top which makes me happy for him because we so rarely have an easy meal where he can eat meat and I can be a veg. So, this a our perfect dawg: these homemade warm pretzel buns + Hunts 100% Natural Ketchup + Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard + a gherkin! It’s perfect!
With grilling season upon us, everyone is craving an all-American hot dog. What makes a kosher hot dog different? It’s all about what makes the cut (and what doesn’t). Hebrew National is choosy about what goes into their franks – only 100% pure kosher beef so you know what you’re getting and they taste great.
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