Hot dogs are great, by have you ever made your own hot dog buns? My hot dog buns recipe will bring your BBQ to the next level!
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt. (Keep the salt and yeast on different sides of the bowl at this stage)
On medium speed, pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and knead with the dough hook attachment. (Tip: hold back a little liquid incase you doesn't need it all to make the dough come together)
Once the dough comes together into a ball add in the sliced, softened butter. Continue to knead the dough for roughly another 6-8 minutes. You will notice it is a soft, saggy dough.
To make your Hot dog buns: Divide the dough roughly into 6 (3 ¾oz) pieces. Shape each piece into a long 6 inch baguette. Pinch the seams of the dough together well so the roll doesn't pop open while baking. You want a smooth, crease free roll. (Shaping the dough into a smooth ball is very important. See my How to Shape Rolls video!)
Place the hot dog buns on a lined baking sheet to proof for roughly 45 to 60 minutes. Cover well with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel.
Once proofed, brush each bun with egg wash.