Easy Good Homemade Hot Dog Buns

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Wildflour

WAY better than the mushy store-bought ones!!! Had that frozen bread dough in the freezer and thought...why not? Ha! They came out GREAT!! 1 loaf made 6 large buns, too!!! DH LOVED these! Guess I'm going to be making them "homemade" from now on! LOL! This "recipe" is more for the directions...not much to it, but GOOOOOD!

Top Review by fagerstrom

Couldn't find poppyseed buns aywhere, found this site, and WOW, were they ever good. Easy to make and now we are the envy of the neighborhood. True Chicago Dogs served hot ON THE BUN!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe. BradnMary

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, I used a cheap brand but you could use Rhodes
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, more if needed
  • poppy seed (optional)


  1. The night before, tightly wrap 1 frozen loaf bread dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Next morning, unwrap and cut loaf lengthwise down center.
  3. Cut each long piece into 3 equal sections making 6 equal pieces total.
  4. Pinch cut edges together so buns will eventually come out smooth, and roll into small ropes. *They should be about the size of a cooked hotdog.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Brush with half the melted butter.
  7. Cover lightly with plastic wrap, sealing the edges of the plastic wrap to the cookie sheet so that no air gets inside.
  8. Let rise in warm place til doubled. (Mine took about 2 1/2 hours.).
  9. Lightly brush each with rest of melted butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.
  10. Bake in 350º oven for about 20 minutes til golden brown. You may want to turn your cookie sheet around half-way through baking for even browning of your buns.
  11. Cool on wire rack for about 5-10 minutes.
  12. Cut open with SHARP serrated knife.

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