combine the milk, sugar and fresh yeast
In a small bowl combine the milk, sugar and fresh yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and yeast mixture. Combine together using a wooden spoon to get a sticky dough, then add in the softened butter and mix using a wooden spoon until until completely incorporated and the dough comes together, it will be wet and sticky. Cover with a cling film and place in the fridge for about 45 minutes.
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured working surface. Lightly flour the dough and divide it into five equal parts. Form dough into hot dog bun shapes and place on a baking sheet covered in baking paper. Cover with a cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 190 °C / 375 °F.TipCheck our hot dog buns video on Facebook or Instagram for easier shaping.
Brush the dough with milk and with poppy seeds or sesame seeds or salt flakes. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 190 °C / 375 °F or until golden brown.
Serve and store
Cool them on a wire rack then serve with your favorite hot dog topping or store in a bag in a fridge for up to 2 days or in a freezer for up to a month.