1-Hour Homemade Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns
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Serves: 10
A sturdy, super-quick dough perfect for sandwiching a burger, pulled pork, sloppy joes, or hot dogs.
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons very warm water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl or your stand mixer, whisk yeast into warm water. Add oil and sugar; whisk and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease a large baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. When yeast mixture is frothy, whisk in the egg, then add salt and flour to form a soft dough.
  3. Knead with dough hook (or by hand on a lightly floured surface) until smooth and elastic, about 3-4 minutes, adding a bit more flour if needed so the dough pulls easily away from the sides of the bowl. Do not let rise. Divide into 10 pieces; shape each piece into a smooth ball and place about 3” apart on prepared baking sheet. Press tops down lightly to flatten. Cover with a clean tea towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and then bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Shape each piece into a log to make hot dog buns.

If you are using instant yeast, you can skip the proofing step. Simply combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stir with a wooden spoon to combine, and knead for 3-4 minutes as directed before shaping.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2021/01/1-hour-or-less-homemade-hamburger-buns/