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Buttery Hot Dog Buns

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Buttery Hot Dog Buns Recipe

Here at King Arthur Flour, we believe that when you're talking hotdogs, the bun is equally (if not more) important as the dog. With this bun, we bring you an ultra-rich, soft bed for your frank, yet something that will hold up to the heaviest of toppings: even mounds of chili and cheese.

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10 hotdog buns.
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Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, mixing then kneading to make a smooth dough. Let the dough rise, covered, until nearly doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  2. Lightly grease a New England-style hot dog bun pan.
  3. Gently deflate the dough, and stretch it until it's about 15" long and 6" wide. Place the dough into the pan, stretching it to the edges.
  4. Let the dough rise for 45 to 60 minutes, until it comes to within 1/2" of the top of the pan. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Grease a baking sheet, and place it on top of the risen buns.
  6. Put the covered buns into the oven, weighing the baking sheet down with something heavy and oven-safe; a cast-iron skillet works well.
  7. Bake the buns for 18 minutes, remove the weighted baking sheet, and bake for 2 to 5 minutes longer, if necessary, to brown the buns.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven, and cool the buns in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn them out onto a rack, rounded side up, to cool completely.
  9. Slice each bun down the middle vertically, without cutting through the bottom; then cut between the buns to separate them.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bun (82g)
  • Servings Per Batch 10
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 240
  • Calories from Fat 70
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 310mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 37g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 6g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.