In most countries we eat hot dogs, that is just how it is. But a hot dog is nothing without a bread roll. The most famous Scandinavian hot dog must be the one from IKEA for under $1. But when we eat hot dogs, I prefer to make my own rolls to them. Here is a really simple recipe. You can easily make it gluten free by replace the flour with a gluten free flour and get the same delicious result.
Ingredients (12 rolls):
- 2- 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
- 2 tbs butter
- 1 cup milk (2% fat or whole milk)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- sesame seeds
Use a stand mixer for the mixing. Take 1/3 cup of the flour and add it into a stand mixer bowl. Add the dry yeast and mix shortly together. Melt the butter in a sauce pan. When melted, add the milk and let it cool down to 98ºF. Add the butter and milk mixture into the bowl. Add also the salt. Let the stand mixer go for a couple of minutes. Then start to add more of the rest of the flour. Don’t add all of the flour at the same time and leave some out for the bun part later. Let the stand mixer go for about 10 minutes. The dough should still be sticky, so don’t add too much flour.
Let the dough rest for 40 minutes. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel.
Now it’s time to make the buns. Split the dough into pieces (around 40g per piece) and roll out each of them to 3-4 inches long rolls.
Place parchment paper on an oven tray. Place the rolls on the tray and let them rest for 30 minutes. Cover with a kitchen towel.
Pre heat the oven to 425ºF. Whisk one egg and brush the egg over the rolls. Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the rolls.
Bake the rolls in the oven for approximately 10 minutes until they get a nice brown color. If you don’t eat them all the same day, store them in the refrigerator and defrost when you are up for hot dogs next time.
My kitchen towel is from Norwegian “Fram Oslo”.