Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Forgot the Buns!!!

Ever wander through the grocery store, list in hand and something catches your eye and you say to yourself "you know, I feel like (insert whatever here) and pick it up?
Well, you are not alone!
This weekend I passed buy the "BBQ" section and peered some good ole hot dogs.
The last time we had them was when I made the "shnazzy dog" post - January! (weird time to have a hot dog isn't it?)

So I threw them in the cart and kept on truckin.....
It was near dinner time and a fear came over me.
We aren't having hot dogs tonight family, I was misguided through the store by pretty boxes, meats and candy.
I forgot the buns!!!!

So, run to the store you say....sure, I suppose that would have also been something to do since its a whole 1/2 km from my house.
But I bake and cook right so I suppose now was the perfect excuse to just make them!

I used King Arthur's Flour recipe, halving the recipe and adding a little jazz with some garlic powder (not garlic salt) to the mix. (about 1 tsp.)  I also combined the water and milk into 1 step.  Please click the link for their recipe and DO add some of the garlic powder, it just adds a little something extra :)

I found them to be soft on the inside, a little crispy on the outside (because of the egg wash) but they didn't rise for me as I thought they would - you know, like a store bought hot dog bun - huge, puffy, almost too much bread kind.  Don't take this to mean they were flat, they weren't, not by any means.
For us this was perfect since we normally buy the flatbread style anyway....we don't like excess bun.
You judge for yourself.....

The rise time was about an hour and a half and bake time about 20 minutes.  Needless to say you'd likely want to know in advance you forgot the buns :)


I'm listening to:  Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog

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  1. They look PERFECT!! And I'm certain so much better than the grocery store version I buy :)

    1. Thanks Liz! Definetly better than grocery store!

  2. I can't even imagine how good it would be to bite into a homemade hot dog bun!Looks amazing, and I think the touch of garlic's great! xo

    1. super easy Ally and I bet you could come up with some boho way of sprucin them up too!