There’s a “dough” setting on our bread machines that many of us miss. This setting allows us to basically make a dough that we can finish in the oven. The benefit is that we can shape it any way we want. The fact of the matter is that the hardest part of making any bread recipe is the mixing and kneading of the dough. Our bread machines do that for us and then we can take the dough and create our own variations. The possibilities are endless and this is how you can use your dough setting to make everything from dinner rolls to hamburger and hot dog buns.
Select dough course
Once the dough cycle is complete place on a lightly floured surface and cut into 24 equal pieces for dinner rolls, or 12 equal pieces for buns.
Shape into either a long, bun shape for hot dogs or a round shape for hamburgers.
Dinner rolls can be slightly elongated similar to an egg shape.
Cover the shaped dough with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 to 40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C and bake for 12 to 25 minutes until golden brown.