One of the problems I’ve had embracing my love of hot dogs is finding the right roll. Many are too pappy, too doughy, they intrude on the basic snappy, crispness of the dog. I’ve tried many supermarket varieties and find them dull and some craft bakery rolls can be too chewy so I decided to make my own.
This is a simple, enriched dough and so follows the principles of such dough which essentially are that they are rather on the wet side when first kneaded. This extra moistness gives the yeast a more friendly environment in which to grow. As this makes the dough sticky to knead by hand I use the dough hook and my Kitchenaid.