Awesome Bagel Dog Recipe...
I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can't. Cleggy found it on the internet HERE, and he made them. Oh. My. Goodness. They are amazing. :-)
We used to buy bagel dogs years ago, and then the store stopped carrying them. We couldn't find them anywhere. Then, we started ordering them from Schwan's, but they are rather expensive, and you only get 8.
So, Cleggy in his infinite wisdom did a recipe search and came up with this:
I missed getting pictures of him making the dough, but I did get these:
These were taken after the "dogs" were rolled into the dough, and just before the boiling stage. He doubled the recipe and made 12 "dogs" and 3 regular bagels.
You only boil them until they float to the surface. This step only took a minute or so.
This is what they look like after they are boiled. They have been placed on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Half-way through the baking process (about 10 minutes) he brushed them with an egg wash and placed them in the oven for 10 more minutes.
Here they are just out of the oven. Nice and golden brown. :-)
Here is one after it has been cut in half. :-) It tasted fantastic!! :-) We are freezing the rest to have for a quick lunch one day. :-) I do believe more will be made soon to "stock-pile" the freezer. :-)
(Now, Cleggy differed from the recipe a little. Instead of making them into bagels, he pinched off a piece of dough the size of a billiard ball. He then rolled it out longer in length than the sausage, and 3 times as wide. [He used Eckridge Beef Smoked Sausage -14 oz package]. You then wrap the the bagel around the sausage, much like you would a pig-in-a-blanket.)