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Hot Dog Buns: Cooking 101

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Eating chili for dinner is great, but sometimes you need something a little bit different. Sometimes, you need a chili cheese dog! Okay, sometimes “I” need a chili cheese dog…and these are the perfect buns for the job!

homemade hot dog buns on a wire rack cooling off over a striped napkin

These are not your typical light and fluffy hot dog buns that you find in the grocery store…..not that I have anything against light and fluffy hot dog buns! These are a stiffer, more substantial buns that can withstand the addition of lots of toppings…..

hot dog buns sitting on a wire rack

These are the kind of hot dog buns that you use a knife and fork to eat 🙂  No wimpy buns here! They are sturdy enough to also be used as sandwich rolls. Slice them, scoop them out, cut them however you would like…..

hot dog covered in chili and melted cheese with sour cream and green onions on a white plate

That is the beauty of fresh, homemade buns!

How to make Homemade Hot Dog Buns with a bread machine:

Place water, milk, oil, salt, and sugar in the pan of a bread machine…..

Hot Dog Buns milk cookingwithcurls.com

Add the flour, make a well in the center, and add the yeast…..

Hot Dog Buns flour cookingwithcurls.com

Place in the bread machine and use the dough setting. When the machine beeps, unplug and allow to continue to rise for 30 additional minutes.

Remove dough to a well floured work surface and divide into 9 pieces {mine were 3 ounces each}…..

Hot Dog Buns divide cookingwithcurls.com

Shape dough into a ball, then roll into cylinders, 4 1/2″ in length…..

Hot Dog Buns measure cookingwithcurls.com

Flatten slightly in the center and place on a silpat/parchment lined baking sheet…..

Hot Dog Buns shape cookingwithcurls.com

Cover with a towel and allow to rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Just before baking, brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash and sprinkle with seeds if using…..

Hot Dog Buns egg wash cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool…..

hot dog buns on a wire rack cooling over a marble top

As you can probably tell, they are much larger than regular hot dog buns. Your dog to bun ratio will be completely off if you are only adding ketchup! That is what the light, fluffy buns from the bakery are for. Once I find that recipe, I will add it to the collection, lol

more delicious bread recipes:

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Dinner Rolls

Tomato Basil Bread

Cornbread

Garlic Dinner Rolls

This recipe has been adapted from King Arthur Flour. To make without a bread machine, use the link to their website for the instructions.

Enjoy!!

homemade hot dog buns on a wire rack cooling off over a striped napkin

Hot Dog Buns

Homemade Hot Dog Buns that are sturdy enough to hold up to all of your favorite toppings!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buns, hot dog, homemade, bread machine, recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup warm water 105 - 115 degrees
  • 1 cup warm milk 105 - 115 degrees
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
  • poppy seeds or sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • Place water, milk, oil, salt, and sugar in the pan of a bread machine.
  • Add the flour, make a well in the center, and add the yeast.
  • Place in the bread machine and use the dough setting. When the machine beeps, unplug and allow to continue to rise for 30 additional minutes.
  • Remove dough to a well floured work surface and divide into 9 pieces.
  • Shape dough into a ball, then roll into cylinders, 4 1/2" in length. Flatten slightly in the center.
  • Cover with a towel and allow to rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Just before baking, brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash and sprinkle with seeds if using.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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  1. Lisa, this is exactly the kind of hot dog bun my hubby needs, because he loads so much stuff on his hot dog the poor wimpy buns are crying under the pressure! 🙂 Thanks for your recipe! Pinned!

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