Yes, I made hot dog buns tonight. And yes, they have some wheat in them. I also had a few beers to go with them, and let me tell you, they were both DEE-LISH! It’s probably also the reason my waistline is expanding… Gotta do something about that soon…
Anyhow, here is my recipe, hope you enjoy it!
Buckwheat Molasses Hot Dog Buns
1/2 TBSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Active Dry Yeast
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Molasses
1 1/4 Cup Warm Water
1 Cup Dark Buckwheat Flour
2 1/4 Cup Bread Flour
1 Egg White
Mix first 5 ingredients together and let sit for 5 minutes. Mix the flours (minus 1/4 c of bread flour) together and add to wet ingredients. Mix together in a bowl, then roll dough out onto a floured surface using the remaining 1/4 c of bread flour. Knead until remaining flour is incorporated, then place dough in a greased bowl, turning dough upside down so the top is greased. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until dough has doubled.
Preheat the oven at 350. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for around 5 minutes. Split dough into 12 equal parts and shape into hot dog buns. Place shaped dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Cover with warm wet tea towels (or plastic wrap) and allow to rise for another 30 minutes. Brush buns with egg white, then bake for 30 minutes, or until buns sound sort of hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 buns.
You can make this into a loaf of bread instead if you wish, make sure you grease the bread tin well and bake for 40 minutes instead of 30.
Each bun is around 150 calories, which is comparable to the store bought kind. However, these taste much better. They were also very easy to make and went with the all natural chicken sausages we got from Costco this morning. If you have the time, try giving these a shot instead of going store bought. You won’t regret it.
Have a great night!