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Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns

We are celebrating British Columbia Day in our part of the world.
There will be BBQ's and pool parties and lots of camping to celebrate.
I wanted to feature a recipe that Anneliese posted some time ago.

You can make hotdog buns with all white flour as her recipe is and the hot dog buns in the picture are  .. or you can swap in some multgrain as I have for you today in the hamburger buns.  We love these buns and the great thing is that you can make them bigger or smaller as like to match your meat.
  • 2 tablespoons instant  yeast
  • 2 1/2  cups mulitgrain flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups hot tap water
  • 2  cups white flour
  • 1 egg and 2 tablespoons milk beaten lightly
  1. Combine the yeast and the multigrain flour in a large bowl.
  2. Add the oil, sugar and salt.
  3. Stir in the water and then the white flour.  You can use your dough mixer or just use your hands to work in the flour.  Knead it lightly and then cover in a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. For Hamburger Buns . ..Squeeze off large buns onto two cookie sheets.
  5. Cover with parchment paper and press down with another cookie sheet to flatten them.
  6. Let rise with the parchment paper on for about 30 - 45 minutes.
  7. Cut a X in each bun with a sharp knife. . just cutting the skin and brush with the egg mixture.
  8. For Hot Dog buns. . .Roll the dough to one inch thick  .. five inches wide.  Cut into three inch wide strips along the length of the dough.  If you make half the dough into hot dog buns you will have a dozen hot dog buns. Roll each strip to hot dog bun shape ..and set about an inch apart on a cookie sheet.  Just before baking brush with the egg mixture.

  9. Bake in a 400 F oven for about 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes close to 2 dozen buns.


  1. I have been using this recipe for buns for the last few months. When our 11 year old grandson requested only one burger as they were going on the BBQ and then wanted another one, his comment was, "yes, but I didn't know they were going to be soooo good". Love this site and visit it just about every day. Thanks so much!

  2. That's kicking hot dogs and Hamburgers up a notch! This post is an excellent argument for installing an oven outside. Get the campfire going and burning down to coals for weiner roasting, and at the same time the buns can be baking. All the heat making remains outside.

    I'll let you know how far I get with this cooking equipment upgrade.

  3. Those look wonderful! Can't wait to try them.
    until next time... nel

  4. This buns look so great! I'll be making them for sure this week!

  5. Would it work to do the dough in the bread machine?

  6. As soon as the weather turns a little cooler,I will try this recipe.I enjoy baking breads of all kinds.

  7. Lovella, I tried these when you still had them in draft ... I have used this recipe for bread, foccacia bread, pizza buns and crust. I like adding Robbin Hood multigrain flour to this recipe..and your idea to flatten them with the pan really works well! I still want to try making cinnamon buns with this recipe.

  8. I also use this recipe, and change it up. It is a never fail dough. Yours look mighty fine! Kathy

  9. Jennifer, I don't see why not except it is such a quick hand knead recipe already. Give it a try. .it should be fine as long as your bread machine can hold the quantities.
    It rises really so fast so you might need to end the cycle early.

  10. These look amazing! I always send so many friends to your blog and I love to try out your recipes! Just this weekend I made the Fruit Filled Scones. YUM! I will be making these this week too I think!

  11. I don't have multi-grain flour. Will these work with just using white flour?
    Thank you.

  12. Lovella, when you make them into hot dog buns (step #8), do you roll them to one inch thick?

  13. Oh, my goodness, these hamburger buns look sooo good! I'm going to have to try these! Thanks for your generosity in posting all of these wonderful recipes! I can't wait to take a look around!

    chanda stehlik

  14. for the hot dog buns. .yes. .I'd say about an inch. I didn't measure but they will double and maybe more.
    White flour works great for the recipe. Anneliese posted it with white to make her french bread. .which I make all the time.

  15. I'm absolutely thrilled to find some recipes for hot dog & hamburger buns. Thanks!

    PS I've been following your blog for some time now. I don't normally comment on many blogs; but, I just had to let you know how thrilled I am. Thanks again.

  16. i am wondering if you meant one inch thick in step #8? I am hoping to make these very soon! I use this recipe often for french bread, but did not think to use if for hot dog buns.

  17. According to #8 if I am reading this right you only get 5 hot dog buns per recipe? I'm not sure I'm understanding ... 1" thick x 5" length, then cut to 3" wide, roll and have 5 pcs, is this correct?

  18. Pam .. clearly it is time for me to make these again because my own intructions were as clear as mud to me. I think I have them a little more clear now.

  19. I made these for the first time today! First pan is just out of the oven. They look awesome! Can't wait for the hamburgers off the grill tonight to go with them! Hubby will be so excited when he gets home. Thank you for posting this yummy recipe!

  20. Thankyou so much for this recipe. I just made these today and we are having bbq for dinner tonight. This is the first bun recipe i've tried that doesnt taste sicky sweet from all of the honey used. I feel that most bun recipe just taste like sandwich bread. This one taste like a good hamburger bun. Thanks!

  21. Can i use only whole wheat flour? I am trting to get rid of whte flour. Thanks


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