When you think of baking, you can easily think that it’s a time-consuming and complex process. Normally, you have to let the dough rise 2 or 3 times. That’s why most people prefer to buy bread at a bakery instead of making it at home. However, if it is not that difficult to make and it tastes better than store bought bread, would you still buy it? Or would you give it a try and make it at home? You can save money, control your ingredients by picking healthier ones, and enjoy it too. That’s what I’m going to share with you today – a popular Korean-style hot dog bread called Sausage bread or pizza bread in Korea. My husband and sons loved it. 🙂
Yield: 8 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- MeokBang aka MukBang (먹방) = Eating Show
- GunChim (군침) = Drool
- 2 Generous Cups All Purpose Flour
- ¾ Cup Warm Milk
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Salted Butter
- ½ Tbsp Active Dry Yeast
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp Salt
- 8 Pieces Hot Dogs
- ⅔ Cup Sweet Corn
- ½ Generous Cup Mozzarella Cheese
- ½ Cup Onion
- ¼ Cup Green Sweet Pepper
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- ½ Tbsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 Pinch Salt
Add 2 Tbsp of sugar into ¾ cup of warm milk in a large mixing bowl. Stir it until the sugar dissolves. Then, add ½ Tbsp of active dry yeast to the milk. Gentily stir it. The sugar and warm milk help the bread rise.
Keep the yeast mixture in a warm place for about 5 minutes, or until you see the yeast start to foam. This my tip for this step: I turn on the oven, on the “warm” setting, for a minute and then turn off the oven. Then I turn on the oven light and put it in the warm oven. It really works great, so try it.
5 minutes later, sift 2 generous cups of all purpose flour into the yeast mixture.
Add 1 beaten egg, 2 Tbsp of softened salted butter, and ½ tsp of salt on top of the sifted flour.
Mix everything together and knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Unlike other bread recipes, you do not have to knead the dough that long. Form the dough in to a ball.
Spray some cooking oil in the same bowl that you used for mixing the flour dough.
Place the dough in the bowl and cover the bowl with some plastic wrap.
Keep the bowl in a warm place such as an oven with the light on for about an hour.
Meanwhile, prepare the ingredients for the toppings. Obtain ⅔ cup of drained sweet corn from a can. Cut ½ cup of an onion and ¼ cup of green sweet pepper into similar sizes as the sweet corn.
Mix together the veggies, ¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 pinch of salt.
About an hour later, the dough will double in size. Take it out from the oven.
Press down the dough with your hands to remove some of the air from the dough.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Form the pieces into a ball.
Obtain 8 hot dogs. Preheat your oven to 360° F.
Roll a dough ball into a 4 x 6 inch rectangle.
Place a hot dog on the edge of the rolled dough.
Roll up the hot dog in the dough tightly. Pinch together both ends and seams. Roll the hot dogs in the dough to help smooth the edge.
Cut the hot dog roll into 1/2 inch slices on a cutting board. Make sure that the hot dog is cut all the way through, but do not cut through the bottom of the dough.
Rotate each slice to lay flat on the cutting board. Place the odd slices to the left, and the even slices to the right of the center line.
You will get this pretty flower-shaped hot dog bread.
Move the hot dog bread onto a greased cookie sheet. Get a spoonful of the topping and spread it evenly over the center of the bread.
Sprinkle 1 generous Tbsp of mozzarella cheese on top of the topping.
Crush some of the dried parsley and sprinkle it over the cheese. Then, drizzle some ketchup over the top. It is ready to bake now.
If you do not want to spend all the time and effort to make the bread dough, you could use origional pizza crust from Pillysbury. Open the package and take out the rolled pizza dough. Unroll it to make it flat. Divide it into 8 portions. Roll each piece into a 4 x 6 inch rectangle. Perform the rest of the steps the same.
Bake the bread for 18-20 minuntes on 360° F, or until they become golden brown. Depending on your oven temperature, the time can be slightly different.
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