In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Then, add in the water.
Using a spatula, fold until mostly combined. Sprinkle a little more flour if needed to not be sticky and form a ball.
Once ball is formed, grease the same bowl mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl.
Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place.
Once doubled, roll out onto a lightly floured surface.
Cut dough into 8 equal pieces. *We prefer to weigh the pieces on a scale so they are even.
Grab a piece and fold the ends under shaping into a ball. Then roll the dough into a log.
Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining pieces. Place dough logs in a line approximately 1 inch apart. *This is so that when they grow and cook they touch and separate just like store bought.
Cover with a damp towel. (not soaking wet but damp)
Let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place or until doubled in size again.
Remove towel and brush with half the vegan butter across each.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush with more vegan butter.
Carefully slice in half but not all the way through and use however you would normally use hot dog buns.