I tried to re-invent the hotdog and failed miserably
A simple mistake on my part led to some disastrous consequences...
Since I'm ambitious, but usually rubbish, I wanted to make an insurance entry into the #FTBIRTHDAY challenge first, and then go for the main entry, which is tricky and I might screw up. So I've picked the easiest potluck option in the world - hotdogs! Because our big FoodTribe family consists of at least 50% Americans, and there's nothing more American than hotdogs at a large family function.
While my plan was brilliant (in my mind), I've got it so wrong that I had to throw away the whole thing. Here's what happened in pictures.
Got the ingredients - so far, so good.
Simple ingredients - hotdog sausages, Scamorza cheese, puff pastry, scrambled egg yolks, black sesame, which I'm not a fan of, but it works in sushi and with puff pastry. Stuffed the sausages with cheese and proceeded to the next step.
Ready to roll.
Got the stuffed sausage on the puff pastry, rolled it, sliced the piece of pastry. So far - so good.
Starting to fill the tray.
Even decided to try two different methods for closing the pastry, to see which one will be more puffy and crumbly when they are ready.
Doing manual labour 😂😅
Another step before putting the future puffdogs in the oven - spreading the egg yolks on top of every single dog, so they can become golden.
Looks like poppy seeds, but it's not.
The very last thing I did was to spread a little black sesame on top and then I shoved the tray in the oven, confident that I've done it properly.
The end result
What came out of the oven looked surprisingly promising. Golden, with sesame freckles, soft, puffy and crumbly. I thought I've done it!
But then I've opened it and to my surprise, the dough had remained completely raw inside! Unbeknownst to me, I've missed a whole step in the recipe . . and I didn't even think about it twice, before cutting a puffdog in two.