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Homemade Hot Dog Buns Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
22 mins

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!

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Buns
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 1/4 cups (11oz/319g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/113ml) whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter, softened
  1. 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)

  2. In a seperate jug whisk together the milk and eggs.
  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a smooth ball. Place it into a greased bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or a shower cap) and keep in a warm place for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
  6. 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!)

  7. 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.

  8. Once proofed, brush each bun with egg wash.

  9. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20-22 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  10. Store buns in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Because of the butter and eggs they can spoil after 3 days so you can either keep them in the fridge or in the freezer for a longer shelf life.