Movie Night Pull Apart Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

April 29, 2024 4:33 p.m. EST

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including rising time

Serves: 6


1 ¼ cups (163 g) all-purpose or bread flour, plus more for kneading

1 teaspoon instant yeast

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ cup (60 ml) water

¼ cup (60 ml) whole or 2% milk

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 ½ cups (175 g) grated cheddar cheese

6 jumbo hot dogs

1 teaspoon sesame seeds, optional

1 teaspoon poppy seeds, optional

Mayonnaise, optional

Ketchup, optional


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt until well combined.
  2. Combine the water, milk, honey, and butter in a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl and heat just until the butter is melted and the mixture is lukewarm. If it accidentally gets a little too hot, just set the mixture aside for a few minutes.
  3. Pour milk mixture into flour and stir until a shaggy dough forms. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with a plate or plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the Dijon, garlic powder, and paprika.
  5. When the dough has risen, heat your oven to 375°F and grease a 9 or 10-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly grease the outside of a small oven safe ramekin and place in the centre of the pan. Set aside.
  6. Punch the dough down and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll into approximately a 36-inch log then cut into 6 equal pieces. Press and lightly roll each piece of dough to ¼-inch thick and the same length of your hot dogs. Brush the Dijon mixture across the length of each piece of dough and scatter over the cheese. Place a hot dog on top and bring the dough up and around, pinching to seal.
  7. Cut each into 3 equal pieces and arrange the pigs in a blanket, cut side up, in the prepared springform pan around the ramekin. Scatter with the sesame and poppy seeds.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and the dough is springy. Set aside to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. To serve, remove the outer part of the springform pan and transfer to a plate. Fill the ramekin with Dijon, Dijonnaise, or ketchup, and serve.

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