Homemade Hot Dog Buns

This recipe is simple to make and delicious to eat.  It would be perfect for not only hot dogs, but brats and cheesesteak sandwiches to.  I hope you decide to try it.....you won't regret it!

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Makes 10 hot dog buns or 6 brat or cheesesteak buns

1 c. milk, warmed
2 T. unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour {or a combination of all-purpose and wheat}, divided
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 T. instant yeast

In a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine all ingredients except 1/4 c. of the flour. Knead until the dough comes together and is soft and smooth. If the dough seems too sticky, add remaining 1/4 c. of flour, 1 Tablespoon at a time until the dough is smooth. Place the dough in a large, lightly greased, bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Gently deflate the dough and divide into 10 pieces {6 for larger buns}. Keep the pieces covered with the towel or plastic wrap while rolling each one out. With your hands, roll each piece into the shape of a small hot dog bun. Don't get fancy, it should take seconds to do. Place onto greased baking sheets, with space between for rising. Cover and let rise another 30-45 minutes. If they get too monstrous or misshapen, reshape them prior to baking.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake them for 12-14 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Split them down one side.


  1. Wow, Staci! That's the best looking shot of a hotdog I've ever seen, and here's me on a diet. Going to have to try those buns soon.

  2. Oh thanks Mary! Yes, do try them, they really are delicious. :)


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