Hot Dog Rolls/ Sub Roll Bun Recipe/ Veg Roll Bread Recipe

You never know what kids pick up from TV and newspapers (ha! not this generation) well then computers!. Like mine suddenly had taken fancy to hot dogs last year. He followed a cartoon series in which the cat always ate hot dog rolls. 
I never understand whether he really likes it or not, but once he starts, he religiously finishes it off provided he has asked for it. So my lucky phase of him demanding food got me into thinking about making the hot dog rolls at home. I tried my regular pav bun recipe which worked fine except that it was not giving me enough texture within. 
While it works great for same day usage if you plan to use the rolls for next day then you would rather like to use the below recipe. 

Yesterday I shared the basic pav bun recipe that I learnt from Gayathri, so I applied the same tangzhong method to the hot dog recipe. Voila! I got my recipe.

Just to recap, we are going on from the step of getting friendlier with the yeasts onto trying new shapes from here. 

Do not forget to check what my partners in glory are trying out here.

By the way, I had plans to share the inside textures and the way the bread surrenders to you while filling it up, but for my friends and neighbours who wiped it out clean. 

2 cups Strong Bread Flour/ Maida (mixed with 2 tspn corn flour) 
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1.5 tspn instant yeast
2 tbsp cold butter
2 tbsp APF/ Maida
4 tspn water
salt to taste
1) First prepare the tangzhong, by mixing 2 tbsp APF with 4 tbsp water. Use a whisk to remove any lumps. 
2) Now heat this mixture in a nonstick pan until it forms a nice lustrous dough
3) Set this aside, wrapped with cling film, such that the film touches the dough to ensure there is no skin formed
4) In another bowl, mix the flour with sugar, salt, yeast. Mix well. When the tangzhong mixture cools down, add it to this flour.
5) Now start kneading this gradually. Do not knead it for more than 5-8 min else you will end up with a lumpy dough. We intend to make a firm yet soft bread
6) Use the butter and start mixing it with the dough to incorporate it fully. Cover with kitchen towel and set aside for 30 min or until ti doubles
7) Preheat your oven to 170c. 
8) Now divide your dough into 4 parts. 
9) Shape it gently into a long roll, using pull and pinch action to push the dough under neath
10) Place it at 1 finger distance in prepared baking pan. I prepared 12 inch cake tin, lined with parchment paper
11) You can brush your rolls with egg wash, milk or butter at this stage. I did not apply any as my dough was pretty soft
12) Bake this for 12 min or until the bread turn brown on top and sound hollow when lifted. It should take about 15 min at max
13) Remove from oven and brush with butter.
14) Slit it vertically and stuff with vegetables/ paneer mix or sausages.

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You got the shape, the color and the texture. Nailed it. Funny how kids willingly eat what they have requested.
Priya Suresh said…
Those hot dog rolls looks very spongy and prefect to have with some interesting filling..
Unknown said…
Wow those hot dog rolls looks so soft and nice color you got nice one..
Unknown said…
Kids ask everything from TV.. My daughter asked me for brownies, choc chip cookies etc from tv shows...

This bun looks awesome..
Tangzhong method never fails!! i have tried some breads with that. Rolls look super soft and fluffy, can feel that softness in the pic!! :) All i need is some good filling to slash and stuff it!!!:)
Gayathri Kumar said…
I think tangzong is the best method to make soft buns and rolls. These hot dog rolls look amazing Pradnya...
Kalyani said…
kudos to u on perfecting that super yum hot dog.. I will need a face to face demo on how to perfect that tangzhong sometime soon :-))
Pradnya next time I come to Mumbai qe are meeting up and I want these super looking hot dogs.
Anonymous said…
TV does inspire the kids with some kinds of food. Shreyas has had his inspirations as well. Anyway, the bread looks soft and perfect and even w/o the TV, Shlok would have loved these.
The rolls got a perfect texture and shape,color..Kudos to your effort.
Srividhya said…
Great rolls. Its perfect for any filling. Amazing bakes
Pavani said…
Hot dog buns look so soft and fluffy. Tangzhong starter works like a magic, for sure.
veena said…
What a lovely shape.Looks so soft and fluffy!!
Foodiliciousnan said…
Pradnya, thank God you got to click a few pics of the rolls at least! They're beautiful! What did you serif them with for Shlok?
Foodiliciousnan said…
I meant what did you stuff them with
Perfectly baked rolls!! tempting me to grab one for me
Srivalli said…
Rolls have come out so well Pradnya..good that your son asked you all these..:)..bookmarking for sure!
Padmajha said…
The bread looks so nice Pradnya. Must have had a great texture.Now this too goes into my bookmarked list...
Harini R said…
Wow! These hot dog rolls look yumm. This method sounds very interesting. Shall bookmark this.
Kids are actually making it easier for us by asking what to eat. This way we don;t have to plan the menu, we just have to make it. The hot dog rolls looks fabulous :)
Suma Gandlur said…
They look spongy and soft and besides have a lovely color.
Sneha's Recipe said…
So soft and absolutely perfect bread rolls.
Archana said…
Wow Pradnya this is a beautiful done bread. Just today Apeksha was asking me to make bread so this is it.

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