Friday, May 21, 2010

Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Dough Hot Dog Buns, Challah

Soft Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns

Rather than make the assigned focaccia bread for our baking group, I decided to make a familiar recipe.  We are thinking of having hot dogs again, and I needed to make buns. 
I made the Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread dough from Healthy Breads in 5 Minutes a Day.  That made great buns last time.  I decided to use white whole wheat flour for the whole wheat portion this time.  

I made the dough, and put it in the fridge overnight to improve the flavor.  My husband didn't buy the giant hot dogs this time, so I decided to use less dough for the buns. I used only 2 - 2 1/2 ounce pieces of dough.

They look just great!  I can't wait to get those hot dogs on the BBQ!

Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Challah

I needed a bread for tonight's dinner.  Since I had a lot of the Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Dough, I decided to see if it would make a twisted bread shape.  The book says to bake it in a loaf pan.

It took a bit extra flour to keep the ropes from sticking, but I was able to make a 2-rope braid.  I let it rise, put egg wash on it, and topped it with a sesame seed/poppy seed mixture.  It should be great!

I am really glad for this baking group, because I am becoming more confident and experimenting more.  Before, I wouldn't deviate from the recipe.  This time, I tried a different shape for the bread and a different size for the buns.


About the HBinFive Baking Group

The HBinFive Baking Group, started by Michelle of Big Black Dogs, is baking through all of the breads in the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes book. For more information on the HBinFive baking group, check out BigBlackDog.



  1. Love your challah sandwich bread! Perhaps I will do that with my next batch. And those hot dog rolls look awesome!

  2. Great idea for challah sandwich bread. I love that and the hotdog rolls look great! Delicious!

  3. Your challah looked really good, one of my favorite shapes to make. The hot dog buns were nicely shaped too.

  4. I have loved this recipe. I'ved used it for a bunch of different things. You've shaped the buns perfectly, something I need some work on.