Here is summer/July 4th recipe that would be fun for the kids to give a helping hand. Evan is starting to get really interested in what I am doing in the kitchen, aside from his main job of emptying any cabinet within reach, and loved watching me make these Pretzel Dogs. Hot dogs (or bratwurst, I used knackwurst) are wrapped in a pretzel dough, boiled, topped with melted butter and salt, then baked. Serve them with mustard, ketchup, and fries. The pretzel dough has only 1 rise and is fairly easy to handle.
I used knackwurst for the hot dogs, which are a little larger, so I divided the dough into 8 pieces. If you are using smaller hot dogs, divide the dough into 10 pieces. Make sure to seal the ends to prevent unraveling while the pretzel dogs are boiling.