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Sunday Snapshots: My First Home Baked Hot Dog Buns

by Spicie Foodie on July 22, 2012

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.

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 22, 2012 at 6:09 AM

Beautiful, your hot dog buns turned out perfectly!

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2 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Thanks Laura!

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3 Tya @ Note Etc. July 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

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.

cheers

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4 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Hi Tya,
Thanks for the follow, I’ll stop by yours in a bit. Thank you, I’m trying:)

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5 Rosa July 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Homemade hot dog buns are terrific and I love this book! Your rolls look beautiful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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6 Spicie Foodie July 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Thanks Rosa! I know the book is so good, I can’t seem to put it down:)

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7 Priya Sreeram July 22, 2012 at 1:55 PM

lovely – hope you share the recipe for the same Nancy

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8 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

You’ve inspired me, Nancy. I’ve owned that book for a while but haven’t tried a single recipe from it. Your hot dog buns look perfect!

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9 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Hi Jean,
Oh you should bake something from it. The hardest part is choosing one recipe. Thanks:)

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10 thyme (sarah) July 23, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Wow. Your hot dog buns look terrific. They really do! Just about perfect.

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11 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Thank you Sarah:)

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12 kitchenriffs July 23, 2012 at 2:40 AM

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.

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13 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM

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:)

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14 Elin July 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

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 :)

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15 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Hi Elin,
That’s great! Thank you, I just followed the great instructions. Can’t wait to see your submission.

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16 DB-The Foodie Stuntman July 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM

They say that cooking is an art but baking is a science. These are some beautiful rolls and I’d love the recipe.

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17 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Well, I was never good at science so that might explain it, lol:) Thanks!

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18 Michelle July 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

i don’t really fancy baking too. :(

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19 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 2:15 PM

That’s too bad Michelle. I actually quite enjoy it but fear that my results aren’t always great. Good thing there are bakeries for that:)

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20 Nandita July 23, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Perfectly backed hot dog buns!!! Looks very tempting :)

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21 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Thanks Nandita!

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22 Laura @ Family Spice July 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Seriously – the ultimate hot dog! Those buns definitely are better than what we find in our stores!

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23 Spicie Foodie July 23, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Thank you Laura!

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24 Michelle July 24, 2012 at 3:04 AM

These look perfect! Subscribed so that even without Buzz, I won’t miss a post!

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25 Spicie Foodie July 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Hi Michelle,
Thanks! I’ll stop by your and also subscribe.

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26 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 24, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Oh I bet this was so delicious!! I rarely get “excited” to eat hot dogs, but for hot dogs with these hot dog buns… YES!!!

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27 Spicie Foodie July 24, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I also don’t get excited about hot dogs, we hardly ever buy them. The buns were really good:)

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28 Cynthia L July 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

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!

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29 Spicie Foodie July 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Hi Cynthia,
Yes, do check out the book it’s so great. It is a really long time, don’t know why it took me so long to bake the buns.

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30 pachecopatty July 25, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Talk about better hot dog buns-these just make the experience over the top tasty! Beautiful job and exceptional photos:-)

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31 Spicie Foodie July 26, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Aw, thanks Patty. It means so much hearing it from you:)

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32 Yelena July 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

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!

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33 Spicie Foodie July 26, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Hi Yelena,
So true, from the process to the smells, and to tasting it- it’s just great.

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34 Magic of Spice July 26, 2012 at 2:07 AM

Oh wow Nancy, these are fantastic! What a great job you did, and the book sounds like a must have :)

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35 Spicie Foodie July 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Thanks so much Alisha:)

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36 karina September 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I went out and purchased the book. Which recipe did you use? pg or title?

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37 Spicie Foodie September 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM

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.

Enjoy!

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