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Hot Dog Kolaches

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Hot Dog Kolaches

Hot Dog Kolaches


Kolache Roll Dough


2 packages or 16 hot dogs


1 cup warm water

1/2 cup powdered milk
1/4-cup white sugar
1/4-cup soft spread tub margarine – melted

2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
4 1/2 cups bread flour
3 teaspoons yeast


Remove hot dogs from packages and roll up in paper towels and let sit on counter to dry and reach room temp.


Place ingredients into bread machine in the order listed. Turn machine on dough cycle and mix well. Turn machine off and allow dough to sit for 1 hour.


Turn machine back on dough cycle.


When the dough cycle has finished, remove the dough; shape it into 16 rolls placing a hot dog in the middle of each roll and place in pan.


Rise for 30 minutes, bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Turn the pan for even browning and bake another 12 minutes.


Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.


OldWoodenSpoon's picture

Scrumptious!  I love hot dogs.  I'll drive miles for a good hot dog.  I especially love wrapped and baked dogs, like bagel-dogs and what my mother called "pigs 'n blankets" (hot dog wrapped and baked in biscuit dough), a name I have since learned more correctly refers to link sausages rolled up in pancakes or flapjacks.  I don't have a bread machine, but these I have got to try!

I'm not too clear on the "wrap" of the dog.  Did you just lay the dog on top of the dough and then let dough rise up around the dog, or did you press it in or wrap the dough around the dog similar to the way a bagel-dog is done?  I don't mind having to try more than once to figure it out, but yours look oh so good, I'd like to get it right the first time.

Thanks for this BettyR!

BettyR's picture

dry side so I always add 1/4 cup of extra water to the dough. I think it makes it easier to work with but I know not everyone likes a soft dough so I left that out of the recipe.


I portion the dough into 16 pieces and flaten each piece out, one at a time, with my fingers side to side. Making a long piece of dough about half again as long as the hot dog. Lay the hot dog down on the dough and pull the ends together over the dog long ways and pinch it. Then bring the side edges up over the dog and pinch them shut. Lay the dogs out in a large roasting pan and spray with cooking spray and let them rise.


I love hot dogs too. I also have a recipe for homemade corn dogs that is really good. Sometimes when we are having a party I will chop the dogs into bite size pieces, mix them in the corndog dough and fry them. Makes yummy finger food.