Hot Dog Buns

Makes 10 buns

Really want to elevate your barbecue this summer? How about some homemade hot dog buns? Our New England hot dog pan makes it easy! Impress your guests with the best hot dog they’ve ever tasted


  • 7/8 cup lukewarm water 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon softened butter 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2/3 cup instant mashed potato flakes 
  • 1/4 cup dry milk 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast 
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer. Once mixed, knead until dough is shiny and elastic. About 10 min by hand and 5 in mixer.
  2. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover. Allow to rise for about 2 hours. Dough should be puffy.
  3. Deflate the dough and stretch it to fit in your USA Pan New England hot dog bun pan. If it doesn’t quite fit to the edge, that’s ok.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and leave it for 15 min.
  5. Go back and push dough to fit corners and level as much as possible. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about another hour.
  6. While this is happening, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. When you are ready to bake the buns, take off plastic wrap. Place buns in oven and place an inverted sheet pan on top.
  8. Then, you will need to weigh the sheet pan down with a heavy oven safe pan. Cast iron works perfectly.
  9. Bake the buns 18 min then cool on a rack for about 5 min.
  10. Remove buns from pan to cool completely. Once cool, slice buns to separate and then slice down middle.