Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns Recipe

About a month ago, my mother in law asked me if she needed my sister in law to pick up anything from the store.  I told her that I could really use hot dog rolls.  My mother in law looked at me like I was crazy but didn't say anything.  She called my sister in law and told her that I asked for hot dog rolls but she thinks that I mean hot dog buns. 

I am going to have to blame my family because I thought that these two words were interchangeable but it turns out after, long discussions (okay, they were making fun of me for days) that the standard is buns and not rolls!  What do you call them??  As my in-laws like to tell me, they are buns and not rolls.  Of course, when I brought out the buns, my sister in law promptly brought it up again!!!

I decided to try a new recipe since my husband told me the last rolls were really yummy but not hot dog bun material.  I found another recipe at Good Cheap Eats that I decided to make for our Fourth celebration that we had power!!

Look at that beautiful dough that my bread machine turned out.  I didn't want to mess it up but I had to make the rolls.

The recipe said that it would make 12 buns but I made more like 16 buns (I almost wrote rolls!!  UGH!).  I wanted to make them a little smaller because we were going to have sliders.  Plus, last time my husband told me that the rolls were too big.  Sadly, I was so busy making food that I didn't take a picture pre and post rise before they went in the oven but they got much bigger.  I used wet cloths to put over the rolls instead of plastic wrap called for in the recipe.

Shaping is not my strong suit but they all still taste great.  Here is my final product:

The review is that they were super yummy and everyone loved them.  My sister in law took two for work the next day.  Homemade bread is the best!!!  I hope that you try it soon too.

Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns


Makes 12-16 depending on the size

1 1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
6 Tablespoons canola oil
3 Tablespoon sucanat, sugar, or honey
4 cups bread flour
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
Place all ingredients in bread machine pan according to manufacturer’s instructions. Program for “dough.” When done, divide into 12 equal portions. Form each portion into a flat round for hamburger buns or a thin loaf for hot dog buns. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 15-22 minutes, until lightly browned.

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