We enjoyed our French bread hamburger buns so much, I thought, why not try to make a hot dog or deli buns?
The dough was divided into smaller portions (3 oz.), which made 11 hoagie or deli buns.
They were shaped into batards, or logs. This is important to keep the bread from flattening out. I found it much easier to shape a large loaf than a tiny bun!
After shaping, I rolled them into a 5" log.
After they had risen, I used an egg wash mix (1 egg + 2 T. water) on top and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The egg wash keeps the seeds on better than spritzing with water.
I used a tomato knife to slash the tops vertically 1/4" deep, along with 1 cup of hot water poured into an old metal pan in the bottom of the oven.
A perfect hoagie, deli or hot dog bun for your summer fun!
French Bread Hamburger or Deli Bun
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