Friday, August 13, 2010
Goblin Franks (or Hot Dog Tarts)
This 1964 cookbook has tons of both delightful and weird ideas for children's parties. Since I am working on my new Fall Flavors show right now, I went to the Halloween Party. This Goblin Franks is scary on many levels...
1 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 to 2/3 cup milk
Heat oven to 450F. In a bowl, stir flour, corn meal, baking powder, and seasonings together. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk just to make a soft dough. Divide dough into two parts. Roll each into a rectangle, about 12x6". Cut each rectangle into 4 parts. Place wieners lengthwise on dough, moisten edges of dough, roll up, and seal edges with a fork. Place on baking sheet; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 15 - 20 min., or until lightly browned. Serve as a finger food with a dip of catsup or chili sauce.
(When using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.)
So this is like a hot dog tart?
I really enjoyed myself at the Skokie Public Library with my Pie Party show on Wednesday night. That was a really fun crowd - funny interesting comments. A lovely reporter did an article on it: