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Fri, Aug 05 2011 post by Mindy

Featured Recipe: Hot Dog Buns

A true treat of summer is hot dogs on the grill or over a campfire. If you want to double your pleasure when enjoying your weenies, then try some home-made hot dog buns. We have a feeli...

My girls and I decided to make hotdog buns for our hotdogs instead of going to the store and buying store-bought buns.  It was so easy that we will always do it this way.

 

 

All you need are some Rhodes Texas Rolls, Flour, cooking spray and a cookie sheet.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

First you roll a defrosted but cold Texas Roll into a five inch snake.  Kids love the snake part.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

Then you smash it down so it is two inches across. So it should be 5x2. My girls wanted to be exact so they got out a ruler and measured every roll. 

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

Then you put the smashed roll onto a sprayed cookie sheet.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

Then dust it with flour. As you can see from the picture my girls and I have a different definition of what dusting is.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

Cover the cookie sheet with sprayed plastic wrap so that it does not stick to the dough. If you don’t put plastic wrap on then the rolls will dry out and won't taste as good. Set this aside and let the rolls double in size. 

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

When the dough is doubled in size put it in the oven but DO NOT FORGET to take off the plastic wrap. You would think that it is common sense to take it off. But I learned the hard way and had plastic wrap melted on the edges of my pan and all of my rolls had little plastic blankets on them.  So I always remind people of this step because there HAS to be someone else out there that learns the hard way like me.

 

 

Cook the rolls at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Mine was closer to 20 minutes but every oven is different. Take them out of the oven and let the buns cool.  When they are cool cut them almost all the way in half lengthwise.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

Now is the fun part!  You can boil, microwave, grill, or my favorite, cook your hotdog over the fire. There is nothing like a campfire hotdog. When your hotdog is cooked, put it in the bun and add any toppings you like. Then take a bite of the best hotdog you have ever had! 

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

 

 

A fresh homemade bun makes a huge difference. It is not like the airy balloon buns that squish down when you go to eat your hotdog. We had to dust off some of the flour on my girl’s buns because they got a little carried away. Here they are enjoying their creations.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

Bake these Homemade Hot Dog Buns for a perfect barbecue this summer.

You can also use one and a half Texas rolls to make a bigger bun for the longer hotdogs or for bratwurst. My husband especially liked that. 

We will always do this in the future because the buns are so fresh and yummy!  It was so fun and easy to do and I got to spend time with my daughters while doing it. Does it get any better than that?

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Hot Dog Buns

Servings: 6 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 5-10 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 15-20 min

"Take me out to the ball game"... with Rhodes yummy, easy hot dog buns.

Hot Dog Buns
4.1 / 5  (8 votes, 1 review )

Ingredients

6 Rhodes Yeast Texas Rolls or 12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold

Instructions

Roll 1 Texas roll or 2 dinner rolls combined into a 5-6-inch rope. Place on a large sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until double in size.

Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes.

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