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Hot dog bun pans for home ovens

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Trialer70

Hot dog bun pans for home ovens

I am on the hunt for what I call home-oven-size "snuggle" style baking pans that can be used for either hot dog buns or small baguettes.  They are ususally in troughs of six and look like an "M" or "W".  I found some on Ebay, but they are too big for my home oven.  I cannot use anything over the dimensions of 20" x  15".  I already have one of the "hot dog bun" pans that make the New England style buns, but would like something that would also serve for skinny baguettes.  I could purchase the Ebay pans but have no way of cutting off the excess metal so they would fit my oven.  Besides, I'm not sure cutting the metal would be a good idea, even if I could do so.

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BettyR

I had the same problem and then one day while I was making kolaches I got to thinking....why not just form the dough around the hot dogs the same way you do with sausage kolaches? So I gave it a try and it worked really well. I then just put the leftover 'hot dog kolaches' in the freezer and when we got one out to eat I just cut the "bun" open took the hot dog out and wrapped it in a paper towel and stuck it in the microwave to thaw then heated the bun separately.

I no longer had any need to buy a pan. :-)


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Trialer70

So, you baked the little kolache with the hot dog inside, then froze it?  This is a very clever idea!  Your kolaches look so nice and even, too!  Would you share your dough recipe for the kolache?  Thank you!

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BettyR

Hot Dog Kolaches

Kolache Roll Dough

2 packages or 16 hot dogs

1-1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/4-cup white sugar
1/4-cup soft spread tub margarine – melted
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
4 1/2 cups bread flour
3 teaspoons yeast

Remove hot dogs from packages and roll up in paper towels and let sit on counter to dry and reach room temp.

Place ingredients into bread machine in the order listed. Turn machine on dough cycle and mix well. Turn machine off and allow dough to sit for 1 hour.

Turn machine back on dough cycle.

When the dough cycle has finished, portion the dough into 16 pieces and flatten each piece out, one at a time, with your fingers side to side. Making a long piece of dough about half again as long as the hot dog. Lay the hot dog down on the dough and pull the ends together over the dog long ways and pinch it. Then bring the side edges up over the dog and pinch them shut. Lay the dogs out in a large roasting pan and spray with cooking spray.

Rise for 30 minutes, bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Turn the pan for even browning and bake another 12 minutes.

Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

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Trialer70

Wow!  I'll never eat another corn dog again after these!  Thank you for sharing your recipe and very clever idea :-).