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Hot Dog Bun (Pig in a Blanket)

I love soft and moist hot dog bun from Chinese bakery.Whenever I visit Chinatown,I'm sure hop into one of the Chinese bakery to grab a cup of coffee and few pieces of the soft and delicious buns.One of my favourite bun is Hot Dog Bun!! Months ago when I visited food-4tots blog,I saw her beautiful Sausage Bun and vowed going to try out her recipe soon but don't have the chance until now! The dough or bun for this recipe is really soft and moist !! Even after 3rd day,the bun is still soft.Since I have bread machine(BM),I skip the method of kneading and proofing .My BM doing all the work for me.Isn't great? BM is a god send and really make life easier!! As Aunty Lily said,it's a good investment!! The down side is I don't have digital scale. I just estimation the number with my manual mini scale since the ingredients measurement comes in single digit number. I pray the recipe is not too critical .My verdict: the bun quality comes out right which I'm not disappointed at all!! At last I found a right recipe which make my day!! I keep saying it's sausage but hubby correct me said it's hot dog.Well, I guess American have different term or name for this frankfurters..Even the name tag on this bun in bakery written as Hot Dog Bun!! The original recipe adapted from dailydelicious


Ingredients:


300g bread flour,sifted
5g instant dried yeast
10g granulated sugar
6 g salt
30g unsalted butter (room temperature)
220-230g 1 egg plus whole milk
12 pieces normal size hot dog/sausage
6 pieces of cheedar cheese,cut half
Egg wash - 1 egg plus 2 tsp water.
some butter from brushing






(A) Methods For hand Kneading:

1) Put ½ portion of the flour and yeast in a bowl, whisk to combine, add sugar and salt and whisk again.

2) Pour the egg and milk mixture into the bowl. Use a large spoon (or pastry scraper) to mix everything together.

3) Put the remaining ½ portion of the flour into the bowl and knead briefly to combine all the ingredients.

4) Take the dough out of the bowl and knead. You will feel the dough become elastic after kneading for about 5 minutes.

5) Add butter and knead by using the heel of your hands to compress and push the dough away from you, then fold it back over itself. Give the dough a little turn and repeat. Put the weight of your body into the motion and get into a rhythm. Keep folding over and compressing the dough. Knead for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is soft, pliable, smooth and slightly shiny, almost satiny. Or you can also try stretching part of the dough, if it can stretch into a thin sheet without breaking, the dough is well-kneaded.

6) Put the dough into a lightly buttered bowl and cover with damp cloth. Let the dough rise in a warm place until its size doubles (1 – 1 ½ hour depending on the room temperature).

7) Take the dough out of the bowl, deflate it by touching lightly.

8) Cut the dough into 8 pieces, roll into a ball and let them rest for 10 minutes (cover with damp cloth).

9) Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into an oval shape, then place the sausage and 1/2 cut cheddar cheese in the center. Cut both sides of the dough into 7 strips. Fold the strips alternating the left and right over the hot dog/sausage.

10) Place the rolls on the greased baking sheet. Cover the rolls and let it rise until it almost doubles in size. Brush with egg wash. Preheat oven at 200°C. Bake at 200°C for 8 minutes then at 180°C for another 5 minutes or until the rolls turn golden brown.
Method For Bread Machine:*I used this method instead*


1:Measure and sifted flour,salt and sugar in a medium bowl .

2:Place milk + egg and butter first in BM container,then flour mixture.Lastly add in instant yeast.Then press the key function on *Dough* .

3:Let's the BM mix and knead the dough until the cycle finish with "beep" then the BM start proofing the dough for the next cycle.

4:Remove the dough when proofing cycle finish,then punch down the dough to release the air.Knead the dough a couple of times,then divide the dough into 12 pieces,about 80 gm each.

5:Roll the divided roll into ball shape,then use a rolling pin to roll the dough into oval shape.Dust some flour if the dough if 's too wet.Sprinkle flour on the counter top before rolling the dough.

6:Place the hot dog/sausage in the center. Cut both sides of the dough into 6-7 strips,then place 1/2 sliced cheddar cheese on top of the hot dog. Fold the strips alternating the left and right over the hot dog.

7:Place the rolls on parchment paper or silicon mat. Cover the rolls and let it rise until it almost doubles in size. Brush with egg wash.

8:Preheat oven at 375 F.Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes then at 350°F for another 5 minutes or until the rolls turn golden brown. Then brush with some butter while the bun is still warm to make it look shiny. Love the creamy cheesy flavor that infused into the bun.


Note:

I baked this bun on middle rack of my oven coz my oven temperature is quite high.Again it's depend on your oven temperature,maybe you can reduce or increase 5-10 F.






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17 comments:

pigpigscorner said...
May 12, 2009 at 9:12 AM

They look so light and fluffy! and what a cute name.

Sally said...
May 12, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Hi Beachlover....Happy Belated Mother's to you!!! Wow...pig in a blanket...tats my youngest son favorite and it's look so fluffy and chessy :)

Valerie K said...
May 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Hi Beachlover, your hot dog bun look good!! I love hot dog buns, in fact all kind of buns. hehe. What brand of bread machine do you have? I am thinking of getting a cheap one.

sue said...
May 12, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Hi Lesley, your Hot Dog Bun looks so inviting...I like the way you braid the bun..looks so pro....!

Little Corner of Mine said...
May 12, 2009 at 1:12 PM

So pretty and the buns look so soft too!

mycookinghut said...
May 12, 2009 at 4:27 PM

wow.. very nice !!!! I want to take one please :P

TavoLini said...
May 12, 2009 at 8:58 PM

I love hot dogs!! This looks fantastic :)

I wanted to let you know, I used your Hibachi Shrimp Zucchini recipe today, and LOVED IT! I linked to your page from my blog. Thank you for sharing your great recipes.

-Lini

toxobread said...
May 12, 2009 at 9:22 PM

I love making these too! Adding a slice of cheese is an interesting idea - I'll have to give that a try.
- Jackie
p.s. I call them sausages too :)

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
May 13, 2009 at 3:45 AM

PPC:
Thank you:)

Sally:
Thank you,same to you:)

Valeria K:
Thank you:) I get my BM from Walmart..Sunbeam is the brand..I read many reviews and it's said this brand is the most affortable and good BM available..of course there are many high end one but I'm satified with Sunbeam brand,so far so good!! It's about US 55..

Sue:
Thank you,mana ada pro*blishing* anyway,thanks!

LCOM:
thnak you,yes it's soft coz the dough is really wet and sticky..try it you might like it:P

mycookinghut:
thank you,come come ,take all you want..actually I gave few buns away to friends coz I'm baking more buns! posting soon!

tavolini:
thank you:) I 'm glad u enjoy the hibachi recipe..thanks for the linking..hope to see you again:)


toxobread:
Thank you for dropping by:) welcome to the club of sausage!! lol!

Hillary said...
May 13, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Those look like challahs (Jewish braided bread). You wouldn't expect a hot dog inside. Looks yummy!

Karly said...
May 13, 2009 at 1:22 PM

These look DELICIOUS!

Ning said...
May 14, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Hey! These buns look good! Yum! Yum!

Anonymous said...
May 17, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Wow ! So nicely braided. Mine with gaps along. Sifu , any tactics to share. Thanks.

food-4tots said...
May 19, 2009 at 5:52 AM

After reading this post, I feel like getting a BM now. Lovely and nicely neat buns!

zelas said...
August 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Hello! I just tried your receipe and directions! I haven't tasted them yet, but they look pretty good for a person who never made bread from scratch before!

http://twitpic.com/ehtkp

I was wondering how did you make the braids look so good! Mine didnt puff up even after waiting an hour and a half. Also, how did you braid the ends? it looks so tidy and neat!

Thanks a lot for this tutorial!

Victoryperfect said...
May 7, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.