Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Bagel Dogs

In life it's the simple things which are the best and most memorable. Walking barefoot in the sand with someone you love, watching a toddler eat an ice-cream or swimming in a river after a long hike, are things which don't cost anything but leave you feeling so good about life.

Eating simple food at a picnic is one of things which makes me very happy. These simple bagel dogs are easy to eat, don't require serviettes or plates but still leave you feeling like you've eaten a complete meal. I think the secret is choosing a good sausage - don't skimp and buy those cheap and nasty viennas - buy a decent sausage with lots of flavour and if you can handle it, a little bite is also nice.

Bagel Dogs

1 Batch of this dough
8 Sausages ( I used country sausage, with lots of herbs and spices)
You will have extra dough - which you can then freeze to use as needed.

Leave the dough to rest for an hour.
Pre-heat your oven to 200°C.
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
Break off pieces of dough and roll into sausages about 30cm long, then flatten slightly.
Wrap the dough tightly around the sausages and pinch the edges.
I made two kinds - one with gaps between the turns and others touching.
Place 4 wrapped sausages into the water and gently boil for 4 minutes
Sprinkle with sea salt or crushed chili.
Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 15- 20 minutes until the dough is cooked.
Repeat with the other 4 sausages.
Leave to cool slightly before eating.
Can be served warm or cold and are great for lunch boxes and picnics.


Nina Timm said...

Man, I do not know what tempts me more...the bagel dog or the water in the back ground!!!!

Libby Murphy said...

never heard of this one, but how could it not be good!

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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