Brandon Rodgers

James Beard nominated Best Chef of California

Brandt Beef Hot Dog

Wrapped in Steamed Sesame Bun

Brandt Beef Recipe Collection


  • 4 Brandt Beef Hot Dog
  • 12g (3 1⁄2 tsp.) Instant dry yeast
  • 240g (1 cup, 1 tbsp.) Water (105f)
  • 8g (1 tsp.) Distilled vinegar
  • 10g (1 1⁄2 tsp.) Toasted sesame oil
  • 10g (1 1⁄2 tsp.) Beef fat
  • 480g (3 cups) Five Roses all purpose bleached flour
  • 160g (1 cup) Potato starch
  • 160g (1 cup) Powdered sugar
  • 16g (1 tbsp.) Baking powder
  • 16g (1 tbsp.) Cold water
  • 30g (1 tbsp.) Crushed sesame seeds


  • Bamboo steamer
  • Steamer paper non stick
  • Kitchen aid mixer


Step 1

  • Dissolve yeast in the water into the kitchen aid mixing bowl.

Step 2

  • Mix all the dry and pass through a sieve.

Step 3

  • Add dry to wet.

Step 4

  • Add distilled vinegar, sesame oil and beef fat.

Step 5

  • Knead with a dough hook for 10 minutes on speed 1.

Step 6

  • Transfer dough to a bowl and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and allow to proof for ≈45 minutes or until double in size.
  • Transfer dough back to mixer.

Step 7

  • Mix baking powder and cold water to make a slurry.
  • Pour into mixer and mix on low speed for 10 more minutes on speed 1.

Step 8

  • Transfer dough to the bench and keep covered while rolling and shaping the dough.
  • Rest for ≈10 minutes and roll right away.

Step 9

  • Sprinkle some flour on your board and cut the dough into thirds.

Step 10

  • Start to roll your dough flat and long. NOT WIDE.

Step 11

  • Roll it evenly until the length of your dough is approximately 2ft. long.

Step 12

  • Cut approximately 4ea. 1⁄2"-3⁄4" wide strips.

Step 13

  • Roll the dough around the hot dog.

Step 14

  • Proof somewhere warm for ≈45 minutes in the bamboo (wrapped in plastic wrap to create a humid consistent temperature environment).

Step 15

  • Steam over boiling water in bamboo for 6 minutes. Sprinkle crushed sesame seeds over the top.
  • Let rest for 4 minutes before enjoying.


  • Serve with your favorite sauces and condiments or with our Plum BBQ sauce.