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Burger or Hot Dog Buns

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Prep: 1 hour and 30 minutes Cook:

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12 to 16

This recipe can be used to make either hamburger buns or hot dog buns

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  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg


  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm, 120 degrees F (50 degrees C)

  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 3/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix milk mixture into flour mixture, and then mix in egg. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

  3. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls, and place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Cover, and let rise for 30 to 35 minutes.

  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

  5. For Hot Dog Buns: Shape each piece into a 6x4 inch rectangle. Starting with the longer side, roll up tightly, and pinch edges and ends to seal. Let rise about 20 to 25 minutes. Bake as above. These buns are pretty big. I usually make 16 instead of 12

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Andrew Morris-Costigliola's picture
Andrew Morris-C...
11th Aug, 2018
Dreadful recipe. Waiting for the motion whatsoever! As I was kneading the dough, it simply didn't feel right. First of all, do not heat the milk and yeast to the temperature you stated as it denatures the yeast (I left this out). Secondly, try to put ingredients in UK units not American, leave the awful cups to those across the sea!
26th May, 2018
Awful recipe! Completely wrong. 50c is just about hot enough to kill the yeast. 25-30c is plenty hot enough. Allow to rise for 45 minutes and bake for 20-25 minutes.
6th Feb, 2017
Delicious buns recipe!
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