Why settle for lackluster store-bought hot dog buns when you can bake your own delicious buns from scratch?
During the summer brats or hot dogs are almost on a weekly rotation at our house. They’re the perfect easy meal on a busy weekday, or after a day spent playing outside or doing yardwork. We usually throw them on the grill, and in the time it takes them to cook I can put together a quick salad or slice a watermelon. And just like that— dinner, easy peasy.
My only problem is store-bought hot dog buns. To put it bluntly, they are just plain awful. So why has it taken me so long to bake my own? I really couldn’t tell you, although I can guarantee you that I will be from now on.
Homemade hot dog buns aren’t more difficult that any other yeasted dough recipe. If you’ve ever baked a loaf of bread, you can certainly bake a batch of these buns. And you should! Because they’re awesome.
I borrowed the recipe for my homemade burger buns because I love it so much, and it made the crossover from hamburger to hot dog quite easily. These buns are soft and tender, with none of the crazy ingredients and preservatives you find in the store-bought stuff.
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