Hamburger buns are easy to shape.
However, I’ve always struggled to make a good hot dog bun. Tell me I’m not the only one.
I tried log rolling them like I did with play dough when I was little, but it was always challenging to get them wide enough.
They looked funny, and came out either too flat and thin, or with just too much bread for those hotdogs or brats. See, exhibit A, below.
But, this summer, I have tried a new method for making hot dog buns and I’m loving it.
Begin by dividing the dough in half, and then gently flatten each half into a rectangle, about 6 inches in length and 1/2 inch thick.
Using a knife, divide each half into 4-5 slices, about 1 1/2 inches in width.
Then, tuck the ends under on both sides – and squish them a bit narrower.
Place them on a greased cookie sheet and continue onward with the recipe!