Save on Pinterest

Hot Dog Buns

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

Makes

1 dozen

This recipe has been in my family for years. Store-bought buns just can't compete with these homemade ones. The dough is made ahead and rises in the refrigerator.
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Caraway, poppy or sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Add 2 teaspoon sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the remaining water and sugar, milk, shortening, salt, eggs and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide into 12 pieces. Shape each into a 5-in. x 2-in. roll. Place 4 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Beat egg and cold water; brush over rolls. Sprinkle with caraway, poppy or sesame seeds. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours.
  4. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire racks to cool.

Recommended Video