Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Want to impress your neighbors and friends at your annual Memorial Day cookout? Show off your buns! Now I'm not suggesting that you wear your favorite pair of Daisy Dukes to accomplish this, of course. I'm talking about wowing the crowd with some homemade hotdog buns. You just go ahead and keep those "other buns" under cover. I know I will.

I used my Fake-Out White Bread recipe to make these soft and delicious buns, but you can use your own favorite bread dough recipe. After your bread dough has proofed for the appropriate length of time, punch it down and divide it into 2 1/2 ounce portions.

Form the dough into balls. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

Roll out the dough into a six inch rectangle.

Starting from the long side, roll the dough while tucking in the sides.

Place the buns, seam side down, on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray. (Notice I made a few burger buns along with my hotdog buns?)

Let rise for about an hour, or until nearly doubled in size. I purposely placed my hot dog buns that close together because I wanted them to be soft-sided like the ones you buy in a package.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake buns for 20-22 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack.

20 comments:

Mo said...

Love it! I've only made burger buns before, for a pulled chicken sandwich. Didn't come out as lovely as yours did. :)

Oh, and we have the same scale. :D

Frieda said...

Love your buns!!

Megan said...

Wow! Those look great! I didn't realize that's how hotdog buns are shaped. They came out perfectly!

Moogie said...

Mags... I can hardly wait to come over for the cookout. See ya Monday.

Abby said...

I can't believe how perfect they look! Homemade buns for grilling were on my agenda for this weekend . . . I will have to borrow your shaping method (and recipe)! =)

Bob said...

Omg! Will ya look at that, the woman even has scale to accurately measure her ingedients. Oh yeah, nice buns lady,(hot dog buns) Lynn bows her head to you, she says you're the best!

Sweet and Savory said...

Is there anything you can't do? This is a great idea.

June said...

uuuhh...love your buns Mags. Did that sound right? They look delicious and hot dogs - well, they're the big guy's absolutely favorite thing! I never cook 'em cause I'm afraid he won't want anything else. LOL

Nanan said...

Thanks for the step by step photos - I am visual - this will prompt me to actually make them now!!!!

msmeanie said...

Love this recipe. Looks so simple and good and yes, I bet it would really impress people at the Memorial Day BBQs.

stephchows said...

you seriously never stop impressing me!! I'll keep my buns undercover for everyone's sake! LOL

Federica said...

bravissima! questa ricetta è favolosa! baci!

Karen said...

Wow, those are beautiful and I'm sure way better than store-bought!

Blasé said...

My wife enjoys her "bun" with a "hotdog" in it!

Amanda said...

Love the idea of baking them really close together for that soft edge!

Kat said...

Great buns! Thanks so much for sharing.

Memória said...

Your buns look fantastic. I love putting them next to each other too. Have you tried the light brioche buns on smittenkitchen? They are amazing. I will have to try out your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

There you go reading my mind again! I was perusing the hot dog rolls at the grocery store, and by perusing I mean checking the ingredients, and I couldn't find any that I deemed worthy of buying. I hadn't really formulated a plan for this weekend's cookout, but now I know what I must do. :)

Sue Sparks said...

Now that's what I call gourmet! I'm sure they were delicious, and so much better than store-bought!

zoomyummy said...

Soooo yummy. I just so need that right now. What should I do? Where should I go? :) Petra