These sourdough potato buns are a favorite in our house. Light and fluffy and a bit sour, they would make a lovely accompaniment to Christmas dinner, but also pair well with a bowl of soup or with a cup of tea.
This recipe calls for sourdough starter. If you don’t have a starter, don’t worry, you can make your own very easily, it just requires a bit of time. Check out this blog post for more details about getting started with sourdough.
To make these tasty buns, you will need:
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup water
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 cups white flour
Makes 12 buns.
Peel, boil, and mash the potatoes. Then set them aside to cool down.
Once the potatoes have cooled, add them to a large mixing bowl with the sourdough starter, salt, butter, and water and stir until well combined.
Add the flour, one cup at a time until the dough becomes too stiff to stir. Then turn it out onto a clean, lightly floured surface and knead in the rest of the flour. You may need to use a little more or less flour depending on the consistency of your sourdough starter.
Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a silicone bowl cover. Proof the dough overnight (8-12 hours) at room temperature. The dough will poof up and fill the bowl.
After the dough has proofed, form small balls, about the size of an orange and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Then proof the rolls for another 1-2 hours.
Bake the buns at 350°F for about 25 minutes, or until the rolls sound hollow when you tap on their crusts.
Enjoy these homemade sourdough buns lathered in butter or spread with a bit of jam or honey.
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