So, today I decided to be a little ambitious and try making my own hot dog buns. I found a recipe for Homemade Hot Dog/Hamburger Buns on Mel’s Kitchen Café. The recipe is actually for rolls, but Melanie uses it for buns and several other people on pinchingyourpennies.com also recommended this recipe.
I liked the fact that the ingredients were simple: water, yeast, flour, sugar, salt and oil. Pretty simple! I followed the recipe for the most part. Only thing I changed was I used canola oil and I let my kitchen aid do the 8 minutes of kneading time. I just kept pulling the dough off the dough hook ever minute or so during the 8 minutes. It worked out pretty good.
Now granted, my hot dogs buns weren’t shaped as nice and the ones from the grocery store but hopefully over time I’ll get better at shaping the dough. I made 8 buns out of this recipe, but I think you could make 10 buns if you are using the smaller sized hot dogs. We used the big “Sam’s Club” sized hot dogs.
Trust me, if you have a little bun left over at the end of your hot dog, you won’t want to just leave it on your plate. These buns were also a lot more filling that the regular one from the grocery store. I am going to give these a try again and make hamburger buns to put bbq beef on.