Well, ladies and gentlemen. Save your dough and savor this great 3 ingredient Auntie Ann's (almost) pretzel dog experience.
It's technically a dinner rolls dog, but it's delicious and it's a total hit for kids and tailgaters alike!
Step 1: Ingredients
☆Dogs of choice - we use cheddar brats, but Auntie uses long wieners.
☆ Thaw n Rise dough (dinner rolls for less dough, Texas rolls for more)
☆ An egg
Step 2: Let's Get It Started!
After you get that started, pull your dinner rolls out to thaw. (1 per dog) You can set them on wax paper or a clean plate. We will be manipulating it later. THIS you can totally walk away from.
Step 3: Tan Your Wieners
Heat up a small amount of oil. We're gonna get some color on these dogs. Get em going on medium-high heat, and turn frequently. Remove when they're GBD - Golden, Brown, and deeelicious!
Set aside and let em cool off enough to handle.
Side note : check out that huge cheesy pocket on that brat! Yuuuuum!
Step 4: Become a Wrap Artist
Wrap it around your dog and pinch the edges so they don't come apart. For less dough, you can leave space between the layers. For more dough, you can overlap. Take dough off for one, add to another, etc.
Now moisten the surface of the dough and let rise until about double.
Step 5: Egg Wash (Optional..but Optimal!)
Mix 1 C water with 1 egg white and brush onto the tops of the dough with a pastry brush just before going into the oven.
Also optional at this point: coarse sea salt or dehydrated onion sprinkled over the egg wash