Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pig in a blanket ~ Super Bowl Special

The first year I was here in US, I hardly knew the game and my husband made a big deal about the Super Bowl. We may not be regular at watching the whole season but the finals would be never missed. We stayed home and I made snacks to munch(the only excitement part for me) while we watched the game. I learnt a bit about it and then having watched it, it turned out to be exciting.



The next year, I too joined the excitement club along with Jacob. I was excited to cook as well as watch the game. So thats how we made Meat Balls , last year. This is the third year in a row that the excitement continues and I somehow think if it has become a tradition for us. Nah.... Because, this time it was me who got excited and reminded Jacob of the so called 'tradition' that we were starting to develop. So I am wondering if next year either of us would remember. Or may be Jacob would have cleverly decided to not remind me, else he would be dragged into the kitchen to help me :P.



Anyways, here is the easiest of the snacks that one can make for such an occassion. It is so simple and makes a quick appetizer/starter esp. if you are running short of time or don't want to make something too complex and end up in the kitchen for a long time. In short, good enough for a lazy day.



Ingredients

  1. Sausage links / franks 
  2. Pastry dough / crescent dough
  3. Egg wash - a beaten egg with a tbsp of water
  4. Sesame seeds

Method

  • Thaw the frozen pastry dough. Spread it on the counter top and roll it using a rolling pin such that it is not too thick nor too thin to prevent breaking up. Cut them into triangles of 2 inch base(the length of the sausage links that you are using) and 3 inch sides. 
  • Place each sausage on the bottom of the triangle and roll it upward so that the sausages get wrapped up completely. Do the same for each of the sausages and line them on a baking sheet.
  • Brush them with egg wash and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of them.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and bake them for about 10-15  minutes or untill the top of the rolls turn golden brown and puffy.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool before you serve.

Tips
  1. You could use normal sausage/ franks and cut them into desired length to roll up in the pastry dough.
  2. You could serve them with mustard sauce or ketchup or have it plane.



23 comments:

  1. Oh, yummy! Will make these for my kids this week itself. I am sure they are going to love these.

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    1. Try it Priya...I am sure kids would love it :)

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  2. yum that looks so nice!what a lovely snack to munch away!

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  3. Pig in blanket looks so cute.It is so easy to make too.
    He hee..traditions one more reason to bake something right! We just finished some chicken and as write this I can see my daughty still gnawing the bones :)

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    1. Yeah Meena..its more kind of tradition right... We too had chicken wings here... Jacob was like wings ellatha Super bowl?... so we made those as well.. But this time around the excitement was more about having food than the game... we had almost declared the winners by second half :)

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  4. i don't like the name of the dish!!! :( though these look good, my kids may love them...

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  5. Wow sis, there were when I never used to miss super bowl, this finals was the Denver, Broncos amazing becos they used to get kicked out in playoff. I used to live in Denver.
    But the pigs in blanket looks very cute and made beautifully...

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    1. Thank u Priya.... good to know that u r a super bowl fan too :)

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  6. Lovely snack and enjoy the game :-) Awesome photos Anupa!

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  7. love this kid friendly snack...best for munching elders too...for a hot cup of coffee or without too...lovely crisp clicks :)

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  8. These look adorable..Loved the addition of Sesame seeds... makes it look prettier :)

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  9. Love this very much...........so appealing...and the clicks are so lovely........

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  10. I am not a non-vegetarian person, but this really seems so so tempting.. at a glance I thought its chocolate ..

    lovely presentation, so neat pictures Anupa.. gorgeous !!

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  11. The mini franks makes the pig in the blanket look cute!!! The excitement part for us is cooking...hehe..

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