Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer.
Once all the ingredients are mixed, knead until dough is shiny and elastic, about 10 minutes by hand and 5 in a mixer.
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a dish towel. Allow to rise in a warm place for about 2 hours.
Dough should be puffy. Deflate the dough and stretch it to fit in the New England hot dog bun pan. If it doesn't quite fit to the edge, that's ok. Cover with plastic wrap and a dish towel, and leave it for 15 minutes.
Go back and push the dough to fit corners and level as much as possible. Cover loosely with plastic wrap as the dough will rise taller than the pan, cover with a dish towel, and let rise about another hour.
When you are ready to bake the buns, preheat an oven to 375°F degrees (350°F for a convection oven).
Take off the plastic wrap. Bake the buns for 18 minutes. Cool on a rack for about 5 minutes. Remove the buns from the pan to cool completely.