The Good Food Channel has recently whipped through Rude Boy Food starring the genial, funny and inventive Aaron Craze. It centers around street food, bursting with honesty and lively flavours. I was instantly hooked by the tongue-in-cheek approach spiked with great recipes.
In the “New York” episode he made these extremely cute hot dog rolls, essentially a sausage baked into bread dough. I dashed over to the Good Food website but this was one of the few recipes not featured. It had already been deleted from Sky+ so I had to invent a bit of a hot dog roll recipe, usually a little sweeter and softer than a regular roll. His also featured skewers of rosemary and cherry tomatoes but that wasn’t for me.
I cobbled something together I was really pleased with, and served it with ketchup and American mustard for dipping. Great party food.
Hot dog rolls (makes 16):
16 cocktail sausages
50g unsalted butter, melted
500g plain flour
1 sachet yeast
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Fry the sausages quickly until browned on all over. Leave aside to cool.
- Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, yeast, salt).
- Mix the wet ingredients together (butter, honey, water, milk, egg) and gradually add to the dry mix until combined.
- Knead on a floured surface until stretchy. Leave covered in a warm place for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Divide the dough into 16 small pieces and roll the sausages up so a little sausage pokes out of either end of the dough ball.
- Brush with egg wash and bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and sound hollow when tapped from underneath.