Usually if there are leftover dough balls, of the preferment Lehmann dough, I freeze them and then used them the next week for garlic knots, pizza pinwheels, cheesy breadsticks, pizza buns, or Greek style pizza. I found when making Greek style pizza out of the frozen dough balls, if I used my docker, the crust wonít puff up as much. I decided to do another experiment with a dough ball that had been frozen and then thawed out at market.
I flattened a dough ball our (with the palm of my hand) and used my pizza cutter to slice into strips. I then rolled the strips of dough. The one dough strip I didnít dock and the other strip I did dock. I prepared some Lancaster County hot dogs, that I bought at a market stand, by brushing them with oil infused garlic and a herb blend and slicing the top of the hot dogs. They were then put into a pan and put into the deck oven, until they were cooked. I then rolled each strip and folded each end in at the ends of the hot dogs. The docked strip, did end up flatter than the strip that was just rolled and not docked, when baked. Steve also made an experimental pizza hot dog with a rolled strip. He added pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese before rolling the strip onto the hot dog. Steve and I decided we liked the pizza dough hot dogs better that didnít include the pizza sauce and mozzarella. The pizza dogs were baked on a screen and turned a little while baking. The finished pizza dogs were also brushed with more of the garlic herb infused oil. The pizza dogs could be dipped in melted better when finished. We just used mustard and pizza sauce to dip the pizza dogs in. We preferred the mustard, when dipping, but I could imagine other ways to create a pizza dog. I only cut the pizza dogs, so the insides could be seen, but the pizza dogs could be eaten without cutting. If anyone has leftover dough, this can be a way of also using leftover dough or even fresh dough. I am sure other doughs could also be used this way to create a pizza dog. Steve and I only made three experimental pizza dogs, but more pizza dogs could be made out of one of my normal dough balls.
All in all, the experiment with the pizza dogs was successful.