Super Soft Spelt Flour Hot Dog Buns (Bread Machine Recipe)

picture of hot dog bread


These simple, yet oh so soft, spelt flour hot dog buns are amazing. Quick, no fancy ingredients, just bread that is unbelievably soft.

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know hot dogs are not healthy. No sausage is, really. However, if you live in Sweden, you can’t escape the sausage. It’s everywhere. And my kids have always loved a good ‘dog. White, mass-produced hot dog bread is a no-go though. It’s horrible.


picture of homemade hot dog bread


So why not make your kids’ day and whip up some good old hot dogs, just a little healthier, thanks to these spelt flour hot dog buns. Goodness, if you add fried onions and ketchup, you are well on your way to having your five a day.

If you like these buns, check out my other spelt bread machine recipes.


Super Soft Spelt Flour Hot Dog Buns

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
In the bread machine 1 hour
Servings 8 buns


  • Bread Machine


  • 1 egg
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 50g (3½ tbs) butter (chopped)
  • 380g (3 cups & 1 tbs) spelt flour (see notes)
  • 7g (1.18 teasp) dried yeast
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Add all of the ingredients (wet then dry) for the dough into your bread maker. Set the machine to make the dough only (I usually don't let the machine run the full cycle, but remove the dough after around 45-60 minutes).
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  • Remove the ready dough from the machine and place on a floured surface (the dough will be very sticky - it's supposed to be). Work some flour into the dough until you can work with it. Then, divide into around 8 pieces of around the same weight.
  • Roll each piece into a "hot dog roll" shape of around 14cm long and place on a large baking tray lined with grease proof paper. The buns should be have a space of around 1-2cm between them (when they bake and merge together, it makes for a softer bread).
  • Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for around 30 minutes. Then, bake for 10 minutes, just until the tops are nice and brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.


The instructions above are for a bread machine. Results can't be guaranteed if you make the buns by hand.
  1. If you'd like to use regular flour, use 400g instead of the 380g mentioned.
Disclaimer: I have converted the ingredients to cups using online converters. I have not made this recipe with imperial measures, and therefore, accuracy when using cups cannot be guaranteed. 
Super Soft Spelt Flour Hot Dog Buns (Bread Machine Recipe)Super Soft Spelt Flour Hot Dog Buns (Bread Machine Recipe)

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