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Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

12 minutes





About the Recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 

  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet / 7g) instant yeast (or active dry yeast)

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk (reduced fat or whole milk), heated to 120-130° F for instant yeast (or 110-120°F for active dry)

  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 egg

  • about 1/4 cup additional flour

  • 1/4 cup of milk (for brushing on top)

  • poppy seeds or everything bagle seasoning

  • 2 tabs of melted butter.


  1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar & salt in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Stir in milk, followed by oil and egg.

  3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.

  4. On low speed add about 1/4 cup of flour until dough forms a mass.

  5. Place dough on a floured surface and knead 50 turns.

  6. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  7. Cut dough into 8 pieces. With floured hands, press each into a 4 x 6-inch rectangle. From the 6-inch side, roll up tightly into a log and tuck in the ends.

  8. Place seam-side down on the baking sheet, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until they double in size, about 30 minutes.

  9. Meantime, preheat oven to 375° F.

  10. Just before baking, brush each roll with milk and sprinkle with poppy seeds or everything bagel seasoning.  Bake for 12 minutes.

  11. Once done, brush the tops with melted butter.  Enjoy!

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