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I wish I were an... Instructables member KentsOkay, could have been Better or Best, being schooled at Party Hahvard U, can make these delishous homemade hot dog buns.

KentsOkay always talks about his native Texas and brags talks a lot of steer. But when it comes to sizing things up, this instructable matters. He's mentioned something about the size of those Texas weiners or was that being one..., now how about a bun to slide that footlong in. Yes, seems there is shrinkage after cooking.

When a regular hot dog bun will not do, you have to make this giant hot dog bun. Why do they come 8 to a pack when there are 10 dogs in a package?

And from Wikileaks, industrial applications of this same recipe may be used to make hamburger buns too. I think they charge different prices for the same product weight. Hmmm...

Perfect to make for the Superbowl or for the couch potato since you need not get up to refuel or empty the tank as often.

Step 1: Fresh hard ingredients or hardly fresh...

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This is really the result of cleaning out the fridge and finding stuff hid in the pantry.

Flour - a few cups? I have a 5 lb bag and I gauge what I make by seeing how much room I have in my mixing bowl

an egg, uncooked - gotta spell things out for people

some cream - quarter cup? , we ran out of milk - hey, I thought everyone else here was lactose intolerant - usually about a cup - for lightness

butter - 1/2 a stick or whatever you have left, melted - you can use any other liquid fat, really for flavor and lightness

yeast, still working on polishing off that giant block from the warehouse club store

Mashed potato flakes - Look to the left. Look to the right. Good chance you will find some or someone but you can also mash up a freshly boiled potato, let it cool if you do

dash of salt

a spoonful of sugar - maybe two or three

a package of hot dogs


sauerkraut, onions in tomato sauce, and other condiments if you are not from New York City.

New York City is snowed and iced under so we still haven't gone to town to pick up more supplies yet.

reaper582 years ago
omnibot4 years ago
Oh, it's bread! Thank the gods, when I saw the thumbnail of the weiner with mustard I thought; -What the?! He's wrapped it in a pumpkin?!?
caitlinsdad (author)  omnibot4 years ago
Can't say if I ever stuck a weiner in a pumpkin. Ask KentsOkay, he's adventurous.
It's like warm apple pie :D
ilpug KentsOkay3 years ago
Halloween will never be the same again.
KentsOkay4 years ago
I approve.
caitlinsdad (author)  KentsOkay4 years ago
. I approve of your objection
Cabe NachoMahma4 years ago
KentsOkay Cabe4 years ago
Do I hear a second?
caitlinsdad (author)  KentsOkay4 years ago
You hear crickets.
kelseymh4 years ago
Why in the name of God do you have that much yeast sitting around, and you're not making beer!??!?!??
Yeah, but if you use the industrial store bag of yeast to make wine (never tried beer), it gets a cheap yeasty smell/flavor.

>Speaks from experience<

(Of course, maybe I just did it wrong, and that's why...thinking about it, I guess bread yeast *would* work better for beer than wine!)
"Bread yeast" ought to be better for beer, considering that it is used for beer! Saccharomyces cerevisiae is both the leavening agent in bread, and the fermentation agent in top-fermented ales (S. pastorianus is used for lagers).

S. cerevisiae is also used in wine making, but you have to be more careful to choose a particular strain, as the ones which best digest grain starches tend to give wine some pretty nasty off flavors. You also need strains which can tolerate higher ambient alcohol concentrations than typical S. cerevisiae.
Interesting! I had thought they used very similar yeasts, but had no idea they were the same. Is it literally the exact same stuff you'd buy at the store, or is it different in some way? Somehow I thought brewers had their own particular strains, like bakers with sourdough or something...
You're quite right that there are many strains, with different characteristics. But they're all the same species (and can interbreed if left in the same dish :-).
caitlinsdad (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
Try here or McMaster-Carr.
caitlinsdad (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
WHAT? You can make your own wine?!?!?!

ah, for ceremonial or medicinal purposes only
caitlinsdad (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
WHAT? You can make your own beer?!?!?!
Why, yes, yes you can. Mmmmmmmm...beer.....