In a medium mixing bowl combine water and yeast. Stir.
1/2 cup warm water, 3/4 tsp quick rise yeast
Add the flour, sugar, and sea salt and stir until it is mostly combined.
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp sea salt
Lightly flour your hands and knead the dough by hand for 1 minute, bringing it into a ball. Divide the dough into eighths.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into ropes about 14-20 inches long depending on the size of the hot dog.
Starting at one of the end hot dog, wrap the dough around the entire length, rolling as you go. Gently pinch the dough at each end so they’ll stay together.
8 hot dogs
Air Fryer Baking Instructions
Brush the basket of the air fryer with olive oil. Place pretzel dogs into the basket, giving them enough room to expand slightly.
Cook for 7 minutes at 390 degrees F, or until lightly browned on top. Brush melted butter on top of hot pretzel bites and sprinkle with pretzel salt and/or sesame seeds.
2 tbsp butter, sesame seeds, pretzel salt
Oven Baking Instructions
Bake in a preheated oven at 425F degrees on a parchment-lined sheet for 10-12 minutes.
These can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance. Place a piece of parchment or waxed paper between layers.
To freeze, place uncooked pretzel dogs on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for three hours. Transfer to freezer storage and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen at the normal cooking temp and time.