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Homemade Hot Dog Buns

A few weeks ago we planned to have a wiener roast and I got to thinking that I used to make homemade hot dog buns for our wiener roasts and so went on a search for the recipe. I didn't find my original recipe but found one on that seemed similar.
This dough can also be used to make hamburger buns.
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (recipe called for just white flour)
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  1. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together 1 3/4 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
  3. Mix milk mixture into flour mix, add egg and mix well. Stir in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time beating well after each addition.
  4. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out into a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. I did this all in my Braun machine...that handy little thing!
  5. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces, recipe called for 12 but it was stated that they were pretty big and 16 was suggested, which I did and they were the right size.
  6. With rolling pin roll and shape each piece into a 6 x 4" rectangle. Starting with the longer side roll up tightly and pinch edges and ends to seal. I didn't pinch the ends and they were okay. As you can see on the pic that mine didn't look perfect..should we say rustic, maybe?
  7. Place on greased baking sheet and let rise 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Bake at 400ยบ for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
Here the wieners are roasting.. turning black just the way I like them!
Oh my they were so good..add a few veggies, chips and rice salad (which I posted some time ago) and dig in! I love wiener roasts and hope to have a few more before the snow flies. Actually it is quite fun to have winter wiener roasts as well, then you just cozy up to the fire!


  1. I'm glad you posted this. We don't eat hot dogs often, but on the odd occasion that we get a craving for them by the time we've paid the outrageous price for the organic I am ready to faint by the time we add organic buns to the total. I know I can make this batch of 16 much cheaper than I can buy an organic pkg. of 8.

  2. that, my friend....looks like a great wiener roast....and healthy 'sides' too. I have never had homemade hot dog I know I can make them. Thanks for the recipe Betty. Sure looks good.....I'm coming over with the hot cocoa

  3. Looks great! I wonder if it would be easier to roll all the dough out into a 16" x 24" rectangle and then use a pizza cutter to cut it into the 16 pieces, 4" x 6" each? Just my mathematical mind at work here!

  4. Great idea Elsie...much easier! Thanks!!

  5. That's what IM talking about!!! It was such a big chore to bake bread when I first started. Now it is such second nature and simple to me, I am ready to branch out and make ALL of our bread needs. Thanks!!

  6. Love it! Awesome job, Betty! And just the right size for the hot dog too! :)
    We're trying to fit in a few more wiener roasts too, and are contemplating the winter thing this year too. Gotta make use of the new fire pit year round, right?? :)

  7. You really know how to make a hot dog special! I've never made hot dog buns...but why not? I shall try sometime.

  8. Regardless of the season our family also enjoys roasting weiners over an open fire.
    Will definitely make these for the next weiner roast.
    Thanks Betty :)

  9. Betty, we love weiner roasts as I've posted and yet I have never made my own hot dog buns. . but I surely will try to after this post. . .I want to have another weiner roast too before the monsoons begin in BC

  10. what a great idea - those buns look much better than boughten!

  11. Oh that looks so good! And fun as well :)

  12. These buns look good. Am making them pretty soon.


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