Easy Good Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 6 buns


  • 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)


  • The night before, tightly wrap 1 frozen loaf bread dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Next morning, unwrap and cut loaf lengthwise down center.
  • Cut each long piece into 3 equal sections making 6 equal pieces total.
  • 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.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Brush with half the melted butter.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap, sealing the edges of the plastic wrap to the cookie sheet so that no air gets inside.
  • Let rise in warm place til doubled. (Mine took about 2 1/2 hours.).
  • Lightly brush each with rest of melted butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired.
  • 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.
  • Cool on wire rack for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Cut open with SHARP serrated knife.