Pigs in Blankets

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
For now, I am without electronic eyes - I foolishly left my camera on the taxi and hope is fading that I will be able to recover it. I'll add a picture next time I make these little treats; feast your eyes on these meanwhile. Pigs in blankets are not much work if you have baking mix on hand, and not much more from scratch. The crescent roll approach is really popular but not really frugal. This recipe makes 20-24, which was a perfect sized batch for the toaster oven.

Take one and 1/4 cup of biscuit mix (or work together one cup of flour, five tablespoons of butter or shortening, and one tsp of baking powder) and mix in a bowl with enough milk to make a rollable dough. Start with 1/3 cup of milk and add more if dough is too stiff. Knead dough about four times and let sit for an hour, then roll out on a floured surfact to a thickness of about 1/6 inch. Open a package of 24 cocktail franks or weiners cut in half and wrap them in blankets of biscuit dough about two inches by one inch. Arrange seam side down on oiled baking sheet (you can make ahead to this point, then cover well and chill up to one day). Cook at 375 deg F for about 15 minutes til pigs are warmed through and blankets are toasty. Try to make them shortly before eating, since they are amazing warm. Serve with mustard.

8 comments:

matthew said...

Hey, that sucks about your camera. I've only recently started reading your posts in my RSS reader, but I'll never be able to decide between your recipes without pictures! If you setup a Paypal donation link, I've got $10 for your new camera!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

So sad about your camera! When my husband's was destroyed recently when he was hit by a car, our renter's insurance covered it. I wonder if you would be covered by that or homeowner's?

Sara said...

Sorry to hear about your camera, that sucks. I made pigs in blankets last summer with veggie sausages and didn't like them at all. I should give the regular version a try, I know Scott would love them.

Austin Storm said...

So sorry to hear about your camera! Thank you for the Pigs in a Blanket recipe.

Pepper said...

Hi all, I plan to pick up a new camera within the next couple of weeks so there should be a max of 3-4 posts without pictures. Thanks for the outpouring of support.

Hey Sara, yes I should have mentioned that the quality of the sausages or weiners is key.

Mimi said...

Pepper, so sorry about the camera. I can imagine your panic when you disovered it was gone and I sympathize.

Pepper said...

Mimi, if you have a Bisquick event this will be my entry.

Deborah Dowd said...

This is a traditional part of my family's Halloween night buffet "Pigs in a Blanket, Yum Yum" my kids still call them (even if they are now grown up! I have to confess that PIAB are the only use for those pop'n fresh biscuits

Good luck with the camera ( for me, my pix would probably improve without a camera!) I'm a writer not a photographer!