Monday, May 23, 2011

Sourdough Buns (UPDATED 5/24)

A new recipe that I'm trying today and I can't even tell you if this recipe is any good....the buns are risin' as I type. My hopes are high and I'll let ya know how they turn out. :)

2 cups sourdough starter
3T. butter
1/2 c. milk, lukewarm
2 eggs
1 t. salt
2 T. sugar (or honey)
3 cups flour (I used 2 cup whole wheat, 1 cup white)

  • Stir together all ingredients but flour
  • Add flour. Knead until smooth (my kitchenaid did this for me)
  • Add more flour if need ~ I added maybe another 1/2 cup
  • Let rest for 15-20 minutes (go check your email)
  • Roll out until 1/2" thick
  • Cut into 4" rounds (I use a canning jar lid)
  • Cover and let rise until double (I use this time to blog however a nap sounds good)
  • Bake at 350* for 15-18 minutes.
Now it's time for me to check my buns....and maybe I'll even have time to shut my eyes for 15 minutes. ;~)

May 24 ~
The danger of posting BEFORE completing a new recipe? The shame and humiliation of admitting to you that it was FLOP. The dough did not rise. The buns lost form and melded together in one lump. Luckily, before my sourdough bun attempt, I had made a batch of whole wheat buns that DID turn out.

This experiment proved two things:

1. Don't try new recipes for company. (I know I'll forget that rule)

2. My husband will eat anything.
     He arrived home from work, tried my flop and exclaimed, "I think this is the best bread you've ever made!" He might be a good liar...or just too kind.

Maybe it was my sourdough starter. This was was my first attempt with sourdough. Like I tell my kids, "Try, try again." I will try again but not today. Today the garden is calling. As in the box of green beans that needs to be canned. And yogurt to be made. Oh, and then there's a few kiddos to cuddle. Yep, sourdough can wait for another day.


  1. Hi Laurie! I didn't realize who you were because of the last name. Then I peeked at some pictures. What a total surprise - it's so good to hear from you. And you have a blog. I can't wait to come back and look it over more closely when I have more time. I was worried about being on FB because my Blog takes so much time. Anyway, we will see how it goes. It's good to hear from you!

  2. WE liked 'em! ~Sarah K

  3. Hi Barb!! Blogging does take a bit of time, doesn't it?? So fun to reconnect, old friend!

  4. That's because I served you the good batch, Sarah K! :)