These were the first buns I've ever made, and the first thing I made with my new starter. First, I had to add quite a bit more flour (about half a cup or so) as the dough was very sticky. My starter wasn't really thin, so guess I'd cut back on the starter next time or thicken my starter before using it again. Kneading was easy and the dough formed a nice, smooth mass quickly. I wasn't sure how long I was supposed to knead it, so I quit after the dough became smooth and satiny, as in the instructions. I was having fun though. :) The taste is good; the smell even more wonderful! However, the bun is more dense than I'd like. I used 50/50 all-purpose and wheat flours, so maybe that's why they came out denser (although fluffy inside) than I'd hoped. Still, they would make a nice sandwich/hamburger bun. I didn't spray the baking sheet, but the buns pried loose just fine with a spatula after they had cooled a bit. Think I would spray the sheet next time. Cut at 4" round, the buns are a bit too big for us, so next time, I'd also cut out the buns smaller, maybe 3". I'm going to try a few hot dog buns next time, too, and maybe a sub-type bun. With the added flour, I got 8 large buns and one mini loaf (about 2"x4").
Fabulous recipe!! The rolls were a hit with my family. Rolled out the scraps, spread with melted butter, sugar, and cinammon, rolled up, sliced, let rise and baked!! YUMMY Cinnamon Rolls!!!
I've been looking for a good recipe to make sourdough hot dog buns to go with our home made brats. I just shaped them like hot bog buns instead of burger buns. These are so awesome! I ate one right out of the oven. Perfection! Soft and fluffy even being 1/2 whole wheat!
Donna, these rolls are terrific! I made them for the first time to serve with my Tarragon Turkey Burgers and was thrilled! The dough was a little sticky to work with, but well worth it - these rolls were soft and tender and, of course, super tasty! (I did end up adding more flour.) Thanks!
These turned out so well that my husband thought they were store-bought, just from the looks. The taste, of course, is much better! I'm into whole grains, so I used my whole wheat starter with 2 cups hard white whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose. They still turned out light and that's hard to do using whole wheat flours. It's one of my favorite sourdough recipes!
I'm new to sourdough. Before making these, I had only made sourdough twice before. The texture and taste of these buns were perfect. Thanks for a simple recipe even a novice breadmaker, like me, can make.
Killer buger buns! I've began a sourdough starter about 3 months ago and am always eager to use it. Since we're having our first hamburger grill-out tonight, thought I'd try to make my own buns. This recipe totally rocks! The buns just came out of the oven and are really high and fluffy - can't wait to try them with the burgers tonight! One trick I use for all my sourdough recipes - keep a shallow pan of water steaming on the lowest rack while baking - it really helps them rise. Thanks for the great recipe, Donna!!
I just baked a batch of these up using this starter recipe (Sourdough Starter Mix) since we were hoping for a more tart sourdough. They smell so fantastic, can't wait until I grill tonight and taste them, thanks for the recipe, Donna!
These things are so good. I usd half wheat flour, and was so surprised at how well they turned out. Not near as chewy as I thought they would be. Zaar sure has good recipes! I'm not used to giving so many high ratings. I will be making these things again and again.
These turned out woderfully! Everyone really enjoyed them. Next time I'm using them to go w/ my pulled pork recipe!