Burger or Hot Dog Buns


This hot dog bun recipe is nice and soft and can also be used to make hamburger buns. My husband says they are "top of the line."

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
12 hamburger buns or 16 hot dog buns


  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 large egg


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make burger or hot dog buns.

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  2. Heat milk, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until very warm, about 120 degrees F (50 degrees C).

    Milk, water and butter heating in a saucepan.

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  3. Mix together 1 3/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.

    Flour, sugar, yeast and salt being combined in a mixing bowl.

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  4. Pour in warm milk mixture; stir until combined.

    Warm milk mixture being poured in.

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  5. Mix in egg. Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.

    Eggs and remaining flour added to dough.

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  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

    Dough turned out onto floured surface.

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    Dough kneaded until smooth and elastic.

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  7. If making burger buns: Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls; place on a greased baking sheet and flatten slightly. Cover and let rise for 30 to 35 minutes.

  8. If making hot dog buns: Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a 6x4-inch rectangle. Starting with a long side, roll up tightly, then pinch edges and ends to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise for 20 to 25 minutes.

    Both burger and hot dog buns shaped and placed on the baking sheet.

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  9. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  10. Bake buns in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

    Burger and hot dog buns after baking.

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Looking down at a cutting board of both burger and hot dog buns.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
5g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 99mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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