A few years ago I shared my friend Martha’s great recipe for pretzel dogs. These have become a family favorite and we make them every year on July 4th.
Today I will be serving these delicious dogs, but with a twist. Get it? Twist….pretzels….
Since I have several gluten-free kids now, I have converted the recipe to GF for a treat for them and the rest of the family still likes them. I buy gluten-free flour at Costco and it is a little bit sweet, and not our favorite for everything. But it is really good for these dogs.
Gluten Free Pretzel Dogs
1 Tablespoon SAF Yeast (I love this yeast!)
1¼ cups warm water
½ cup brown sugar
3.5-4.5 cups GF flour flour
pinch of salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
1½ cups water
Butter for brushing, melted
1 pkg Oscar Meyer Selects Black Angus Hot Dogs (I learned that from Martha!)
I use a Bosch or KitchenAid to mix my dough. Put the yeast into the warm water, add the sugar and mix for just a sec. Then add the flour and salt. Knead for 8 minutes then let rest for 20 minutes. Then punch it down and divide it into 10 sections. Roll each section into a “snake” and wrap it around the dogs. Dip each wrapped dog into a mix of water and baking soda. Bake on parchment paper for 400° for 12-15 minutes.
These stick to the parchment so pull them off as soon as you can touch them. The longer they cool the harder they are to get off. If you have a silicone mat they won’t stick to that as much.
You can replace the GF flour with all purpose flour of you don’t need gluten-free.
Now just sit and watch your family enjoy them!