I am constantly amused by National Food Days and I wonder who on earth comes up with some of them!
Yesterday was National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day! It is celebrated on the 24th April every year.
Pigs in a blanket are a type of food, which is also known as pigs in blankets, devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages and wiener winks. They are different sausage-based foods but not sausage rolls.
In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon. In America, pigs in a blanket often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, or breakfast sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, croissant dough or a pancake and then baked.
The original version of this food item which came from Germany consisted of rice enclosed in a cabbage leaf. As it evolved, the ingredients for Pigs In A Blanket became more meat-based. Sausages wrapped with bacon and covered with a bread wrap was one of the first versions with meat and now all types of small sausages or wieners are used for making Pigs In A Blanket.
On the ThermoFun Cook Along I ran in March 2015 for ThermoFun members, I gave them a challenge to make these and for them to share their photos. There were some really great photos! I was most impressed as trust me, I had to do these quite a few times to get a decent photo!
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