Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns for a Crowd

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Total Time
30 mins
15 mins

This dough is the best. It will make approx. 72 buns. I like this recipe because its really easy! I've been making this recipe for many years now in the cafeteria at the school where I am chef.

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  1. Using industrial mixer:.
  2. Combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt and dry yeast.
  3. Add shortening.
  4. Heat the milk and water to a warm state.
  5. Add both to dry ingredients; mix well.
  6. Let mix for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. This will activate the yeast to bring out the gluten in the flour.
  8. Turn out onto floured board and cover and let rise to twice its size.
  9. Cut dough into 5 1/l2 lb. balls. Let rise again.
  10. Then, divide into 36 balls.
  11. Can use as hamburger buns or roll to make hot dog rolls.
  12. Arrange onto baking sheet with parchment paper.
  13. Bake at 350° till golden.