don’t be a hater: bannock-wrapped hot dogs

I like hot dogs. Judge me if you will. The other day we needed a quick lunch and we had some hot dogs but no buns, so I decided to improvise. Last year I had made bannock (which is a traditional native quick bread) and went with a modified version that would work to wrap the hot dogs like the old school Pillsbury dough wraps of my youth. I had my doubts, but it worked wonderfully! It would be a great recipe to make with kids, as it’s simple and they can get their hands dirty.

The dough was light and flaky like a biscuit and I had hidden in some cheese inside so we were greeted with melty cheesy goodness nestled around the hot dog. Mmmmm! I divided the dough into 4 but I think it could be streched a bit to cover 5 or even 6 if you pat the dough thin, as the dough did puff up during baking and eating just one was enough for a meal. It definitely made for a filling, super delicious and unusual lunch.

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36 comments to “don’t be a hater: bannock-wrapped hot dogs”

  1. 1
    Culinary Wannabe   February 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    No judgement – I love a good hot dog. It’s the best (only) reason to go to a baseball game! Good-luck with the awards!!

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    Soon, Then   February 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Hey I might have to do this tonight! I have about 4-5 hot dogs in my fridge that need to be eaten, and this might help sophisticate them enough for my husband and I to have them for dinner too! thanks.

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    The Sahily Chronicles   February 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    i just recently started reading your blog and its awesome! I believe I will also be having hot dogs tonight ;)

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    Dawn   February 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I’m with you, I love a good hot dog every now and then. Love the simplicity of this.

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    Ellen   February 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I used to do this at Girl Guide Camp, but instead of baking we’d cook the hot dog+bannock over fire on a stick! Awesome!

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    Lisa   February 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Hot dogs are a big hit in my house – ever since the kids went to camp and cooked them over a campfire.

    I think they’d really like to make the bannock and get messy before they ate.

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    Miss Kate   February 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Yay for pigs in a blanket! My husband, though he l.o.v.e.s hot dogs can’t stand flaky pastry wrapped around them. What a weirdo. I guess these babies are all mine…

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    Bijoux   February 2, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    yum! I think this is a great idea! I miss the smokey taste of a real hot dog. Tofurkey dogs are okay but not nearly as good as the real thing. I hope you win the bloggies!

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    Sleepydumpling   February 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Oh these sound divine!

    We have something similar here in Oz that I’ve seen called either a Puff Daddy (great name huh) which is a hot dog and cheese wrapped in puff pastry or a Smoko Dog, which is hot dog, barbecue sauce, onions, cheese and bacon bits in short crust pastry. TOO GOOD!

    I am in no way a food snob and love these kind of fast food-ish things.

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    lobstersquad   February 2, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    brilliance! I´ll t with a biscuit dough, which is the easiest for me. Will definitely pass on the vegan hot dog, though. I´m too Spanish to take the name of pork products in vain.

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    Laural   February 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Whoa! This is our favorite camping meal, except I was pretty sure that we pioneered the brilliant idea to wrap the bannock around a hot dog! I guess there’s just a universally shared natural drive to wrap hot dogs in delicious bread-products….

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    crystal!   February 3, 2009 at 1:30 am

    i am no hot dog snob, but why did people ever boil them?? it’s the grossest way to make them. grilling/toaster oven for the win. or even just roasting them.

    you are so handy that you can make homemade dough more easily than getting buns. i am not so handy.

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    Bellini Valli   February 3, 2009 at 6:46 am

    We used to make bannock when we were camping. I’ve also had it at the Salmon Run on the Thompson River near Chase.

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    Kristin   February 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

    These look great! I definitely want to try this. Looks super easy as well. Maybe will try with some chicken sausage??

    Love your blog, it’s pretty much the only food blog I continuously read!

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    Aimée   February 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Of course I voted. Now we just have to wait and that’s the hard part!
    Ok, this is pretty cool. You know we make bannock around here, but my husband would love it if I made these. I don’t think I can wait until our next camping trip!

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    kntgrl   February 3, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    you know I’m gonna try this!

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    kitchenscraps   February 3, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Anyone from Edmonton or Ukraine? I have a vague memory of my friends granny making something like this when we were kids. They were supposedly quite traditional, but I don’t know if they were Ukranian or a regional Edmonton specialty.
    She called them pee-dogs and they were highly coveted.

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    Girl Healthy   February 3, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Cool! Looks super fun. I’m going to try this next time I’m in the mood for a dog.

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    jessicah   February 3, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Count me in as a hot dog fan! The funny thing is I have some biscuit dough and tiny hot dogs in my fridge for later this week…

    I think your bannock version sounds much tastier though!

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    seedtosoul   February 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I love Bannock! Takes me back to my Girl Guide days when we would make it and wrap it around sticks and cook it over a fire! But this is even better because it is like a Canadian version of a Corn Dog! And this would make great camping food too…mmmm

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    CookiePie   February 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    YUM – that sounds delicious!! Who can turn up their nose at a good hot dog?

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    Sara   February 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    oooooooooo that looks good! we made the old hot dog wrapped in pilsbury triangles before christmas, with mustard and cheese inside and they were amazing! these would be sooooo much better.

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    Mrs. L   February 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Nothing wrong with a good hotdog. I had one for lunch today! Seriously, I have them several times a month for lunch at work, simple and easy which works for me.

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    averagebetty   February 6, 2009 at 9:24 am

    I’d love to work a little cornmeal into this and turn it into a baked corn dog :) Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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    gaga   February 7, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    No judgement here, I like hot dogs too! Giant pigs in a blanket sounds great!

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    kickpleat   February 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    definitely, culinary! hot dogs are awesome :)

    soon, let me know if you made them!

    thanks sahhily, nothing wrong with a hot dog dinner :)

    dawn, this is definitely simple & easy!

    ellen, that would be awesome.

    haha, laural…i guess it's true wrapping hot dogs in bread = rad.

    lisa, i had no idea so many people wrapped hotdogs over a fire! must try that next time i camp.

    miss kate, your husband is crazy ;)

    bijoux, when i was a vegetarian i always thought tofu dogs were a great substitute. now, i can't believe i used to eat them. ugh. gimme a real hot dog please :)

    sleepydumpling, i love that idea! wowzers.

    i'll pass too, lobstersquad!

    crystal, i don't mind boiling them at all! in fact, i might even prefer them that way. i'm a bit crazy that way :)

    bellini, mmm, i'll definitely have to try this out camping!

    kbo, thanks for the kind words!

    girl healthy, it's definitely fun & easy!

    bessicah, i hope you tried your biscuit dough in hotdogs!

    aimee, don't wait! make them today :)

    haha, indeed it's definitely more canadian than a corn dog!

    i hope you do, kntgrl!

    kitchenscraps, hmmm, whatever. i definitely love the name pee-dogs instead :)

    not me, cookiepie!

    sara, trust me, this is way better than pilsbury!

    mrs. l, hot dogs are great, definitely.

    haha, great idea, averagebetty! let me know how it turns out.

    looks like everyone is a hot dog fan, gaga!!

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    Vivien   March 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    i made them, very easy but find the dough a bit dense.

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    Anonymous   July 5, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Well, I started out trying to make this but it ended up different. I ended up making some kind of hot dog casserole thing. I put a layer of bannock in a pan then I put in a hot dogs, chili, cheese and mustard. I topped it off with another layer of bannock topped with ketchup and onions. I did not start out trying to mess up the recipe. I will let you know how it turns out.

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    Gill   March 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I don’t know what the big deal is; they’re bannock with hot dogs in the middle… what is to hate? I’m Aboriginal, I take pride in my Ojibwa Heritage. I give you lots of thanks for the recipe :D

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    Danabee   February 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    My kids went berserk over these. The sharp cheddar I stuck in there with the dogs sort of disappeared into the bread. Which is NOT a bad thing. We’ll make these again. The comment above from averagebetty about adding cornmeal has me thinkin’…. Thanks!

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    Pearl   March 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    These have actually been around for a very long time. My great grandmother is Aboriginal and used to make them for me all the time, now I make them all the time. TASTY!!

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    keisha   June 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I love this…i’m aboriginal , n we make our bannock different …
    we just use flour, baking powder, and eggs..oh yeah and hot dogs. IT still tastes really good :)

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    julia   February 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I’m coming back to this (again) for a superbowl snack (I’m going to cut up the dogs and make bite-sized poppers). This was a family staple for a while and we took to adding grated parmesan to the bannock–made it taste like a cheez-it.

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    darcy   June 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    i used the yeast bannock recipe with pre cooked hotdogs, = cheese, turned out righteous

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    Steven   February 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Bannock is Scottish.

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