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Hot dog buns in a small basket

A quick and easy hot dog buns recipe

A quick and easy hot dog buns recipe ready in about an hour from start to finish. These buns are so soft, and they stay soft the next day and the day after, but they are strong enough to hold up under even the thickest of hot dogs and sausages. They are nice, fluffy, and delicious.
Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, buns
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 Hot dogs
Calories 240kcal


  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Butter Melted
  • 1 cup Milk warm
  • cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Yeast


  • Mix the yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and warm mils and leave.
  • Measure the flour by gently scooping it into a cup, then use the dull side of a table knife to sweep off the excess.
  • Combine 2-1/2 cups flour, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the proofed yeast, one egg and melted butter and use a sturdy spoon to mix until everything comes together in a rough, shaggy mass of dough.
  • Cover with a plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid and leave to rest for five minutes.
  • Remove lid, turn the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead gradually adding the leftover quarter cup of flour – your dough will still be soft, but don’t be tempted to add more flour.
  • Return the dough back to the bowl and grease the surface with a bit of oil or melted butter, cover with a plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid, and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Punch down the dough to remove any trapped air and transfer it back a lightly floured work surface.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll each out into about 6 inches long and pinch down the sides and ends.
  • Place the buns, seam-side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Make the egg wash by whisking one egg then, brush the buns with the egg wash.
  • Cover the loaves and leave them to rise for 15minutes. They should become nicely puffy.
  • Place in a 350F preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.


  1. This recipe makes 8 Hot Dog Buns, but the recipe can be doubled or tripled as needed and can be used to make either hamburger buns or hot dog buns.
  2. The buns freeze well so you can make more and freeze the rest for later use.
  3. The milk has to be warm to the touch for the yeast to function well. If proofed with cold milk the yeast will not get activated, and if the milk is too hot, the yeast will die.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg