Chinese bakery styled hot dogs


I honestly cannot believe how popular Chinese hot dogs are.  I was at the shops the other day and was surprised as to how many people walked out of a Chinese bakery with these!  They are slightly sweeter than your regular hot dogs and have to be one of the easiest items sold at these bakeries.  My youngest daughter loves these and they make an easy school lunch in conjunction with cut up fruit and veggies.  
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Make 16 hot dogs buns

Flour paste Ingredients 
- 150g water
- 30g bakers flour

Dough Ingredients
- 500g bakers flour
- 100g water
- 20g sugar
- 1/2 tsp bread improver (optional)
- 1 tbs milk powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 egg
- 50g butter

- 16 don Frankfurts
- 1 egg yolk for brushing over the buns (optional)

Thermomix Method
- Make flour paste by placing ingredients into the TM bowl and cook it for 2 minutes on 70 degrees on speed 3
- Add the dough ingredients (except butter) to the flour paste and mix on speed 5 for 30 seconds. 
- Add the butter then knead for 2 minutes on interval speed
- Allow the dough to double in size
- Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll each piece out.  Place a frankfurt on one edge of each piece and roll it up
- Place the buns on a tray lined with baking paper and again, allow them to double the size
- [Optional] Brush each bun with egg yolks
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown


Bread Maker Method
- Make flour paste by cooking ingredients on a low heat in a saucepan for a few minutes or until a smooth paste is formed
- Add the dough ingredients (except butter) to the flour paste and mix well.
- Add the butter and knead in your bread maker
- Allow the dough rise until it has doubled in size.
- Allow the dough to double in size
- Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll each piece out.  Place a frankfurt on one edge of each piece and roll it up
- Place the buns on a tray lined with baking paper and again, allow them to double the size
- [Optional] Brush each bun with egg yolks
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown