castello-fullfavorites iconBasket Copyicon-checkmarkicon-facebookicon-globeInstagramicon-pinterestCastello sustainability-08 Copy 7icon-youtubeservings icon mediumtimerTime icon big
Merguez Hot Dogs with Blue Cheese Dressing

Merguez Hot Dogs with Blue Cheese Dressing

1 serving

Hotdogs are rethought in our delicious recipe for Cheese Dogs, combining homemade hotdog buns with full-bodied flavorful ingredients. Glazed with a rich dressing of blue cheese and sour cream, spiced sausage enjoys a garnish of gouda, roasted tomatoes and fresh sprouts to finish.

Read more


Hot dog buns (approximately 15)

  • 1¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 egg slightly beaten, for glazing
  • 1 egg slightly beaten, for glazing
  • ½ ounce fresh yeast (about 2½ tsp active dry yeast)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5¼ ounces durum wheat flour
  • 14 ounces plain flour
  • 2,1 ounces butter, cold
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling on top

Blue cheese dressing

Other ingredients



Hot dog buns

1. Hot dog buns: Combine the large egg, water, oil, sugar and yeast using a whisk until the yeast is completely dissolved. Combine the two types of flour with the salt. Add ⅔ of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and combine. Continue adding the flour mixture gradually until the dough is no longer sticky.

2. Knead the dough well for about 5 minutes. Now add little squares of cold butter, kneading until incorporated into the dough.

3. Set the dough aside, cover with a tea towel and let rise for an hour. Move the dough to a worktop sprinkled with flour. Divide into 14-15 pieces of equal size. Roll each piece of dough into the shape of a hot dog bun and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Let rise for an additional 30 minutes. Brush the buns with the slightly beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4. Bake the buns at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. They should be slightly golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Traditional Danish Blue cheese dressing

5. Mash the Traditional Danish Blue cheese with a fork and combine with the remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Other ingredients

6. Slice the tomatoes in half and arrange in a small baking dish. Sprinkle them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 300°F until slightly dried. Approx. 35-50 minutes, depending on their size. Bake extras and store in the refrigerator. Use them as you would sun-dried tomatoes, for instance in salads.

7. Sprinkle the finely grated Reserve Gouda in a thin layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake at 300°F for 12-14 minutes, depending on how fine the cheese is grated and how thick the layer is. It is done when the cheese is melted and slightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until crispy, then break up into smaller pieces.

8. Heat the buns. Roast the sausages. Top with some blue cheese dressing, onion sprouts, tomatoes and Gouda chips. Bon appetit! A remarkably delicious hot dog.