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dabrownman

YW & Poolish Hot Dog Buns

With Memorial Day neigh, we needed some hot dog buns for some sausages and brats we will start the weekend off with tonight for dinner.   Who better to come up with a recipe for them than none other than our resident Hot Dog and my German baking Apprentice - Lucy!

 

She got in the mood doing slap and folds for the Japanese Black Rice bread earlier today while singing her favorite Japanese cowboy song -  ‘Yippee Oh Kiyae, I am a Japanese Hot Dog, Bun Making Sandman.’  Yes, it is even truer that she got into this song more doggedly while doing the slap and folds for these buns.  She is incorrigible.

 

 In any event, we made a poolish and YW levain over 12 hours.   After a short 1 hour autolyse, we mixed it all together, did the singing, slapping and folding over 10 minutes and then let the dough rest for 15 minutes before doing the first of 3 sets of S& F’s in the bowl.

 

After a 30 minute rest we shaped the dough into 5 tight little logs a spiral bun and a Franz Joseph roll just in case a hamburger happened onto the gill with the Hot Dogs over the weekend.   After proofing for an hour and a half on parchment paper laid out over a plastic cutting board substituting for a peel, we thought they looked fairly proofed.

 

The oven was already hot from the Japanese Black Rice bread so all we had to do was reconstitute the lava rock and CI skillet steam and get to baking.  The rolls, after egg washing, went in at 400 F for 2 minutes and then 6 minutes at 375 F before removing the steam.  We then turned the oven down to 350 F convection this time and baked the rolls for an additional 12 minutes while rotating them on the stone every 5 minutes,

 

After a total of 20 minutes, the rolls looked nice and brown so out they came to a cooling rack.  We brushed some milk on them to make sure that they crust would be soft as possible.   They puffed up beautifully in the oven and the Toadies really come through in the smell department.  Lucy can’t wait to eat these buns with a nice variety of sausages for dinner.  Will post a crumb shot then.

 

The nuns were very good and they worked out well even if a little on the large side - just more room for pickled, onions, cucumber and Hatch chilis.

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Love the left over toasted buns much better when steamed for lunch the next day!

Formula

YW & Poolish

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

Yeast Water

85

0

0

85

17.00%

Pinch of yeast

0

0

0

0

0.00%

AP

130

50

50

230

46.00%

Water

50

50

0

100

20.00%

Total

265

100

50

415

83.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

YW & Poolish

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

230

46.00%

 

 

 

Water

185

37.00%

 

 

 

Hydration

80.43%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

0

42.26%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

AP

270

54.00%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

270

54.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

9

1.80%

 

 

 

Water

81

16.20%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

30.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

500

100.00%

 

 

 

Water

266

 

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

53.20%

 

 

 

 

Whole Grain %

2.60%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Adds

65.57%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Egg

47

9.40%

 

 

 

Butter

42

8.40%

 

 

 

Non Fat Dry Milk Powder

25

5.00%

 

 

 

Cream Cheese

50

10.00%

 

 

 

White Rye Malt

3

0.60%

 

 

 

Toadies

10

2.00%

 

 

 

Honey

20

4.00%

 

 

 

VW Gluten

5

1.00%

 

 

 

Total

207

41.40%

 

 

 

Comments

evonlim's picture
evonlim

shinny sweet buns!! this batch of buns rounded well. lower hydration compared to the last batch. good life, good food, good bake :)

evon

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

easier to form than the last batch due to lower hydration. These also had much less whole grains so aren't as healthy but the Toadies gave them decent flavor,  We ate them right up - no problem.  I egg washed them before proofing in a bag and then egg washed them again as they went into the oven.  Beautiful brown color resulted.  Now to make them the right size as 138 g each made them too big.  120 g next time :-)

Glad you liked them Evon!  We really liked the Japanese Black Rice bread very much - just delicious. 

Happy Baking

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isand66

I want a copy of that song Lucy was singing to check for copyright infringments :).

Those buns looks great.  I have to remember to use the milk on top next time to soften them up a bit more.

I don't see when you put the pinch of yeast in the poolish...was that in build 1 I premsume?

I see you are size challenged like me when it comes to making the buns the right size.  I'm going to order a hot dog pan from KAF today I think.

Anyway...nice tasty looking buns..perfect for the brats and hot dogs.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Ian

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dabrownman

Lucy's song was heavily influenced by and old record put out by the Firesign Theater .  A couple three lines that stuck with me were in succession

\here's hamburger all over the highway in Mystic Connecticut, Sorry only one tub per family, I am The Japanese Sandman.  I've always wondered if you were from the, little known,  lost tribe of Japanese Jews.

And then there isn the original tune from the 20's

THE JAPANESE SANDMAN
(Words by Raymond B. Egan / Music by Richard A. Whitin, 1920)


Won't you stretch imagination for the moment and come with me
Let us hasten to a nation lying over the western sea
Hide behind the cherry blossoms here's a sight that will please your eyes
There's a baby with a lady of Japan singing lullabies
Night winds breath her sighs here's the Japanese

Just as silent as we came we'll leave the land of the painted fan
Wander lightly or you'll wake the little people of old Japan
May repose and pleasant dreaming be their share while the hours are small
Like an echo of the song I hear the Japanese Sandman
call new days near for all here's the Japanese

Sandman sneaking on with the dew just an old second hand man
He'll buy your old day from you
he will take every sorrow of the day that is through
and he'll give you tomorrow just to start a life anew
then you'll be a bit older in the dawn when you wake
and you'll be a bit bolder with the new day you make
here's the Japanese Sandman trade him silver for gold
just an old second hand man trading new days for old.

The pinch of yeast for the poolish wouldn't register on th scale since it was just a tiny inch but the poolish started with 50 g of flour and water and 10 g of flour and water were added on 2nd build and then 10 g of flour only was added on the third build. The rest of the amonts listed were used for the YW levain.  These rolls can be made with just the poolish too but, as you know,  you won't get the YW moistness or flavor in the crumb.

I either have to cut the size down to 120 g and make them a tad fatter or get foot long links:-)  We like these buns a lot regardless of size and the milk wash, as they are still piping hot, keeps the crust soft....... even though they are really nice crispy and then steamed like hot dog buns should be!

Have a good long Memorial weekend Ian.

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isand66

You're too much DA...where you found these songs from I can not begin to image! 

I hope to have a chance to bake my latest creations later today or tonight.  The weather is terrible today...only in the 50s and raining all day.  Hopefully we will get some sunshine by Monday and more seasonal temps.

Regards,
Ian

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

more famous, due to Hollywood musicals......

Mr. Sandman

Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung


Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

(Bung,  bung, bung, bung)

Make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen

(Bung,  bung, bung, bung)

Give him two lips  like roses and clover

(Bung, bung,  bung, bung)

Then tell him that his  lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I’m so alone

Don’t  have nobody to call my own

Please  turn on your magic beam

Mr.  Sandman, bring me a dream


Bung,  bung, bung, bung


Mr. Sandman,  bring me a dream

Make him the  cutest that I’ve ever seen

Give him  the word that I’m not a rover

Then  tell him that his lonesome nights are over


Sandman,  I’m so alone

Don’t have nobody to  call my own

Please turn on your  magic beam

Mr. Sandman, bring me a  dream


Bung, bung, bung,  bung


Mr. Sandman bring us a  dream

(Yes) Give him a pair of eyes with a come-hither gleam

Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci

And lots of wavy hair like  Liberace


Mr Sandman, someone to  hold

(Someone to hold)

Would be so peachy before we’re too old

So please turn on your magic beam

Mr Sandman, bring us, please, please,  please

Mr Sandman, bring us a  dream


Bung, bung, bung,  bung

Hopefully the weather will cheer up after singing this Sandman tune,

isand66's picture
isand66

If I had a dime for everytime I have heard that song I would be able to retire early!

I think my cats can even meow a few verses!

 

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Mebake

Beautiful , DA! soft, and aromatic.. what more could you ask for in a hot dog roll?

-Khalid

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dabrownman

really helped the flavor and gave these buns their speckled  look outside and inside.  Next time I would ask for larger sausages:-)

Glad you like the rolls Khalid and

Happy Baking