Friday, October 26, 2012

Dog in a Dog

In case you were wondering what a hot dog dresses up for Halloween as....
a dog.
Get it?
Dog in a dog.
C''s pretty funny, right?
Sue and I saw these over at Rhodes Bread and had to give them a go.
Turns out Sue does not have any patience for making bread creatures. There may have been some cursing and stomping feet going on.
She's kind of pouty when she doesn't get things perfect right away.
Younger sisters....what are you going to do? Even if they are only younger by 20 minutes...
Anyway...these were NOT that tricky to make. I should know...I ended up making all of them.
If you go to the Rhodes Bread website they even have a how-to video for you to watch. (I recommend watching it!)
Dog in a Dog
1 recipe bread dough
10 - 12 regular size weiners
large slice of white cheese
sliced olives
tiny bit of mayo
Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Prepare bread dough as per recipe. When you have gotten to the stage where it has rested for 15 minutes then you are ready to proceed.
For each dog - Pinch off a piece of dough about the size of a baseball. Pinch off about 1/3 of that. Using the bigger piece, flatten into a 7 x 5-inch rectangle. Place on a prepared cooking sheet. Place a hot dog on the dough and roll the dough around the hot dog leaving excess dough on one end to make the head. Pinch a small tail on the other end of the dog. Pinch the dough together behind the head to form the neck.
Cut the smaller pice of dough into three pieces. The first piece is slightly larger than ½ of the roll. The other two pieces are half of what is left. Roll the larger piece into a 6-inch rope that is very thin in the center. Lay the rope over the pinched neck and flatten the ends to make the ears. Roll the other two pieces into 4-inch ropes that are thin in the center but have small balls on the ends. Place these under the dog to make the feet.
Repeat steps to make as many dogs as dough will allow. I think we got 11. 
Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. (Dough does not need to proof.)
Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 - 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Use cheese and olives for eyes and nose. We used a piping tip for the eyes. One end to cut the cheese and the smaller end to cut the olives. The nose bit of olive we just cut with a knife. We held the eyes and nose onto the dog with a tiny bit of mayo.
You can eat these while they are warm but your cheese eyes may melt. You also could sprinkle some shredded cheese inside, with the weiner, if you wanted a cheesier dog. You can serve these with ketchup or mustard for dipping.
The Rhodes Bread site uses Rhodes dinner rolls but, because we live in a town where you can't buy any kind of frozen bread dough AT ALL, we decided to make our own bread. We used our GO TO BREAD RECIPE that we have used for almost every bread creation we have made.
Feel free to use frozen bread dough if you have access to it.
I think these would be perfect for kids.
Or...for those of us who like really cool and fun food even though we are old enough to know that hot-dogs-don't-dress-up-for-Halloween-but-wouldn't-that-be-so-cute-if-they-did.


  1. I think this is really cute and clever! I think I'm gonna bake this for people who don't have dogs or away from their dogs for a while.

  2. How cute!! Thanks for sharing! Following now!


  3. What a little cutie! I don't think i'd be able to eat it! I'd love if you stopped by my blog and linked this little guy up. The hosts & I repin all posts linked. Happy Wednesday!

  4. These are so cute. And now I know what dogs dress up as for Halloween!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Too cute! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!