Kitchen Corner

June 2, 2009

Braided Hotdog Bun

These are the real soft buns which the recipe from "孟老师的100道面包". I guess it would be the mashed potato make it so soft. But, I've probloem in shaping the dough nicely. The dough was a bit wet whereas I need to slightly oiled my hand to handle the dough. I think I'll shape it in a simple way next time rather than braiding the dough. Anyway, the soft buns are really good to eat with some cheddar cheese topping and dried parsley for garnishment. I think this potato dough would be good for making others savory buns too!
Recipe (makes 5 buns):
110g bread flour
40g plain flour
15g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
70g cold water
2g yeast (1/2 teaspoon)
30g mashed potato
1 egg yolk
15g butter
5 pieces hotdog
some shredded cheddar
some dried pasley
  1. Mix ingredients (A) at low speed using a dough hook mixer follow by the mashed potato. Turn to medium speed continue kneading until it become a smooth dough. Add in the (B) unsalted butter and knead with low speed until the butter combine with the dough. Turn to medium speed continue the kneading process until it become a smooth and elastic dough. (the dough will slightly wet, I oiled my hand then...) place the dough into a lightly grease bowl and cover with cling wrap to proof for 80 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 5 portions and round them into small balls. Let them rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Wrap the hotdog into each doughs and proof for 25 minutes.
  4. Egg wash the dough and sprinkle some shredder cheddar cheese and dried parsley. Bake at 190'c for 18 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!


Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

Both my sons and I are looking at your blog and both of them give the same expression 'Wow' 'Yummy'. Both crazy of hot dog bread. :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
After drooping so many times over your breads, I finally got a chance to taste them on Sunday. I brought home two of them, and took no chance at having them eaten up by my children. I just had to take one of them! Hahaha...Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

These braided buns looks very nice and yummy. Grace, you are very good at molding the dough...must learn from you next time!

Snooky doodle said...

wow these are perfect and so nice! I ll take 5 :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Happy FLour,
I believe that all children will definately like hotdog bun, ne too!

Hi Jane,
Hope your children like the buns. That's my pleasure to share it with you all.

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
Thanks but it isn't that nicely braided. I'll practice more. I think we can always exchange some idea how to make our buns nicer. Cheers!

Thanks Snooky Doodle,
Please take and enjoy! Cheers!

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Grace, your breads always look so pretty! Maybe you can open an online bakery shop. =D

Juliana said...

These buns look you think that I can use the bread machine to make them? I would love to try them...great pictures!

Elin Chia said...

Hi Grace,
Your buns always so awesome. I have never try making bun with mashed potato...definitely will want to ttry it out. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe :)


Kitchen Corner said...

Thanks! But I'm not qualify to sell the bread yet. That's all very homemade :P

Hi Juliana,
I think these buns are fantastic too because it's really soft. I'll try to make it again within this week. You can use the bread machine to knead the dough, then proof for 80 minutes before shape them. If you find it too sticky or wet to handle, oiled your hand then touch the dough. Hope you enjoy the recipe. Cheers!

Mary said...

TYhese buns look fantastic and i can immagine how delicious they are!

Anju said...

Hi Grace,

I found your blog while looking for a swiss roll recipe. These buns looks amazing, i have been drooling over them for the last week. i just started my food blog and your recipes are amazing!

Kana said...

The buns look soft and fluffy!

Kitchen Corner said...

Thanks Mary.

Hi Anju,
Welcome to the food blog world. Wish you have fun and enjoy the recipes!

Hi Maya,
Yes, it's really soft.

tigerfish said...

First time at your blog. Wow, you are a great baker! :D

ICook4Fun said...

I too just make this bread last week. Great mind thinks alike :)

Happy Homebaker said...

I like the way you braid the buns! They look lovely :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi tigerfish,
Hope you'll like those recipes, cheers!

Hi ICook4Fun,
Oh.. we were making the same thing. I like this recipe very much and I think you'll like it too!

When came to this kind of braiding, I think I'd like you to teach me better. I still couldn't make it as nice as the recipe book one. How did you braid it nicely for your red bean bun?

Anonymous said...


i tried this recipe and the buns came out very soft, but the taste of yeast was very strong, perhaps because of the 2 tspns of yeast? which means essentially there was 2/5 teaspoons of yeast in each bun which is quite a lot. i was just wondering if your buns taste very yeasty too.
thanks for the advice!


Kitchen Corner said...

Hi molly,
I'm very very sorry that I've the typing error at my post. The yeast should be 2g (2 teaspoon) not 2 teaspoon. I'm so sorry, please accept my apology :(

Anonymous said...

No problem, the buns still tasted good after i got used to the yeasty taste. anyway, i'm really into baking soft and fluffy buns. do you mind recommending me your best recipe?

thank you so much ;D


Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Molly,
Actually I'm still learning and searching for soft bun recipes. I've just bought a bread recipe book. Hopefully will manage to share with you here. Cheers!

yin said...

hi, your bread sure look yummy! i love making bread too. today tried to shape my bread by braiding. it looks ok before 2nd proving. but after proving, some parts at the top sort of 'burst'. can you advise pls.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi yin,
Hardly imagine how it burst. My bread was not nicely braided too! But I didn't see them burst. May be you can seal them tightly and before that cut the strips a bit thicker.

yin said...

hi, sori, my typing error. i mean i plaited (3 strips) my bread and the surface 'burst'. would you be able to advise the cause? thanks

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi yin,
Sorry, I missed understanding your message. Anyway, please try to seal it tightly or if you can't make braided buns then wrap the hotdog into the dough. I did it before too, it had the same texture.

yin said...

thanks for your reply grace. guess i need to brush up my shaping skills.

dining table said...

Wow! this is lovely. I like the whole idea of this one. I would love to add lots of cheese in the inside!

Anonymous said...

Hi, is plain flour the same as all-purpose flour? thanks for sharing your recipes.