We were having hot dogs and linconshire sausages and I needed some buns. The cheap kind you get for about a buck are pretty nasty, and the nicer ones are just overpriced. So I took a recipe for hamburger buns and shaped them into logs.
Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns
1 c. milk
1 1/2t. salt
5 1/2 c. flour
1 pkg yeast (2 1/4t)
Combine milk, water, butter, sugar, salt in a pan, heat till the sugar and butter are melted, and then cool till lukewarm. In a large bowl, combine the flour and the yeast. Pour in the wet ingredients and knead for 10 minutes. Put in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour. Punch down, and shape 12-16 rolls, and let rest 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven 400*F. Optional: brush with egg yolk and 1 T. water. (I skipped this step.) Bake for 10 minutes, rotate, and bake 5-10 minutes longer until browned.
The buns pre-bake. Try to flatten the rolls, they WILL rise during baking.
I doubled the recipe and got about 30 rolls. They looked great, and will work for sandwiches as well. The bread is kinda dense, might even make good breadsticks.