Hot pockets and Pig-in-a-Blankets, THM XO and E

Do your children ever beg for Hot Pockets and Pig-in-the-Blankets? Did you know that you can easily make them using sourdough? My children love when this is on the menu. I usually allow them to help shape the dough around the array of items we like to use. Try it — you may be surprised how easy it really is.

I use all kinds of fillings, cheeses, hot dogs, and little smokies to make these tasty handheld treats. My children love when I use mozzarella sticks and pepperoni for pizza hot pockets. Serve them with pizza sauce for a delicious meal. To keep the hot pockets in an E setting I fill them with cooked, shredded chicken breast and 1/2 of a cheese wedge.

How does not love to dip these Hot Pockets into pizza sauce? Everyone in our family loves them.

Hot pockets and Pig-in-a-Blankets, THM XO

  • Dough:
  • 2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Fillings:
  • hot dogs
  • little smokies
  • mozzarella cheese sticks or cheese cut into strips
  • pepperonis
  • chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges
  • In a mixer bowl combine, starter, water, oil, honey, vital wheat gluten, and 2 cups flour. Mix well. Add remaining 2 cups of flour and salt. Knead for 5 minutes. Remove dough from the mixer bowl. Place dough into a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a lid. Allow dough to ferment for 6 hours. Shape small piece of dough around hot dogs and little smokies. Using a walnut-sized piece, flatten the dough, lay mozzarella cheese stick and 2 pepperoni on dough. Fold dough around the cheese/pepperoni. Seal edges. Allow dough to rise for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Bake Hot Pockets and Pig-in-a-Blankets until lightly browned approximately 20-25 minutes.
  • You can brush the tops of the Hot Pockets with beaten egg whites and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. I will brush the hot dog with egg whites and sprinkle with pretzel salt.

Pictured above is the assortment of items I had to fill the hot pockets and to make the Pig-in-a-Blankets. My children love to help make these and choose their own fillings.

Here is a pizza hot pocket….we will serve these with a pizza dipping sauce. These are a THM XO with the carbs and fats.

This hot pocket is being filled with cooked, shredded chicken breast and a1/2 of a cheese wedge for 1.5 grams of fat. These are an E. You could eat 2 of these if you have no other fat with your meal. I will eat a large salad and 2 of thesis for an E meal.

The delicious hot pockets and Pig-in-a-Blankets freeze very well. Our children would take them to school and eat in the microwave.

This tray is ready to go into the oven. My girls had a great time making these. When you use little smokies you need only a small piece of dough.

The key to a successful sourdough baking day is a mature starter. I do send small jars of starter for the cost of $6 for packing/shipping. Message me if you are interested in starter. You will find many more sourdough recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link.  Buy It Now.

If you would like helpful tips on taking care of your starter; this article may be of interest to you…Sourdough Starter.

This article explains what flours can be used and why they are used in sourdough bread. 

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Hot Pockets and Pig-in-a-Blankets THM XO and THM E

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings -2

Ingredients

  • Dough:
  • 2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Fillings:
  • hot dogs
  • little smokies
  • mozzarella cheese
  • pepperonis
  • chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

Instructions

  1. In a mixer bowl combine, starter, water, oil, honey, vital wheat gluten, and 2 cups flour. Mix well. Add remaining 2 cups of flour and salt. Knead for 5 minutes. Remove dough from the mixer bowl. Place dough into a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a lid. Allow dough to ferment for 6 hours. Shape small piece of dough around hot dogs and little smokies. Using a walnut-sized piece, flatten the dough, lay mozzarella cheese stick and 2 pepperoni on dough. Fold dough around the cheese/pepperoni. Seal edges. Allow dough to rise for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Bake Hot Pockets and Pig-in-a-Blankets until lightly browned approximately 20-25 minutes.
  2. You can brush the tops of the Hot Pockets with beaten egg whites and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

You will find many more recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. I do send small jars of mature sourdough starter at your request and I ask that you cover the cost of shipping/packing. PM me if you would like to receive a small jar of mature starter. You may also request a small jar of free sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

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