This month for Sourdough Surprises we picked to do something we were sure no one had attempted – hot dog and hamburger buns! How simple is it to just pick up a bag of pre made ones at the store? Super simple, right?
I was all ready to chalk this month up to a big fat failure. I unknowingly put this off to the last possible minute, the day was crazy, and I was attempting to bake my first actual bread in who knows how long with a snotty grumpy baby suffering from allergies tied to my back (yay baby carriers!) and pulling my hair while a hyper (almost) 4 year old was attempting to put dinosaur footprints in my dough. Add to that the fact that it was cold in my house, my not very well fed starter was feeling sluggish, and my dough was super sticky and I really didn’t have much hopes for these buns.
I was pleasantly surprised, though! While they didn’t raise very high, and they aren’t as super soft and fluffy as store bough (but not as full of fake ingredients, either!) they have a nice chewy texture and a good sourdough tang. I liked them a lot more than I thought I would.
Check out all the other delicious sourdough sandwich buns made this month for Sourdough Surprises!
Sourdough Hot Dog Buns
- 200 g whole wheat flour
- 233 g all purpose flour
- 300 g water
- 10 g salt
- 37 g honey
- 27 g softened butter
- 170 g sourdough starter (100%)
- sesame seeds for topping
- egg white for topping
(lightly adapted from Wild Yeast)