Sunday Snapshots: My First Home Baked Hot Dog Buns

The Bread Baker's Apprentice's Hot Dog Buns, Spicie Foodie

One of my goals for 2012 is to become, or at least try to, a better baker. When it comes to cooking savory foods I’m pretty darn good at it. I don’t say this with ego but rather with a sense of accomplishment. Teaching myself to cook is something I am very proud of. But when it comes to my baking, well that is not something I flaunt.

The Bread Baker's Apprentice's Hot Dog Buns, Spicie Foodie

A couple months ago I purchased the Kindle edition of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread. It is a huge and wonderful book by Peter Reinhart. I love that is covers pretty much every type of yeast bread I’ve wanted to make. The amount of information and step-by-step guides are great. Can you tell I’m really loving this book?

The Bread Baker's Apprentice's Hot Dog Buns, Spicie Foodie

As I flipped through the pages the recipes I wanted to try right quickly grew. I think I overwhelmed myself because once I was done I had no idea what to bake first. I decided to start with a bread that one I cannot get here, and also one I was familiar with the results of. You probably already figured out that the recipe I chose was hot dog buns.

The Bread Baker's Apprentice's Hot Dog Buns, Spicie Foodie

Though the hot dog buns took a long time the recipe was great. My husband doesn’t like sesame seeds so I excluded them on half of the buns, and on the others I used black sesame seeds. I won’t be publishing the recipe, but I do plan on doing a proper recipe and book review for the next bread I bake from the book. For now I just wanted to share these photos.

The Bread Baker's Apprentice's Hot Dog Buns, Spicie Foodie

It has been nearly 10 years since we ate hot dogs like this. Can’t tell you how satisfying and delicious they were. And yes those are corn chips in the background, this Mexican loves her corn chips. Happy Sunday!! Tomorrow you can signup for July’s YBR, hope to see you there.


  1. says

    Hi.. since foodbuzz switching to dailybuzz, I starting to follow your blog, so I can keep updated your blog post, I’ll very happy if you willing to keep in touch with me too :) your hot dog bun looks fantastic! I think you’re not only good at cook something savory but baking too.


  2. says

    I’m impressed! It’s so easy to buy packaged hot dog buns (and some of the bakery ones are pretty good), but these are beautiful! Lovely light in your photos. Sounds like a terrific book – I’ll be looking forward to a review. Thanks.

    • says

      Unfortunately where I live, in Europe, hot dog buns like these are unheard of. So I have to make them myself. But quite honestly homemade always tastes better than store bought. Thanks:)

  3. says

    Nancy…I have the book too :) Your hot dog bun looks great….the rich shinny brown soft crust…yummy! Have a great day ! Will be sending in my July round up :)

  4. says

    These buns look wonderful. I will have to look for the book. I love baking bread. On another note, I can’t imagine going without a hot dog on a bun for 10 years!

  5. says

    Nothing better then homemade bread! I like first photo – the best. I am on the diet now, so no buns for me, but will definitely bookmark this recipe!

    • says

      Hi Karina,

      I have the Kindle version so page number is irrelevant. The title is “White Breads: Three Multipurpose Variations”

      I’m sure you are going to love the buns and all of the recipes.


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