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Buttery Sourdough Buns

Easy and tasty sourdough buns enriched with butter and filled with your favourite spice mix
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, easy snack, kid friendly,, sourdough
Servings: 7 buns


  • OTG or MIcrowave Oven to bake
  • 8: cake tin


For the starter

  • 20 gms Unfed starter
  • 20 gms all-purpose flour
  • 20 gms water

For the dough

  • 300 gms all-purpose flour
  • 150 gms water
  • 55-70 gms Butter (salted / unsalted) at room temperature
  • 7-8 gms salt


  • 3-4 tbsp Marinara sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp Mozarella cheese


  • Mix the unfed starter, flour and water in a transparent jar. Ensure no dry flour remains. Cover and set aside till it doubles in volume. It should take around 3-4 hours
  • Mix the all purpose flour and water in a bowl and set it aside till the starter is ready
  • Add the starter, salt and butter and mix well to form a sticky dough. Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes with a hand mixer to ensure the dough is smooth.
  • Stretch and fold is a technique by which you aid gluten formation and help trap the gases in the dough for a good rise It involves stretching the dough on one side and folding it on top of the rest of the dough. This needs to be done on all four sides like an envelope. When you stretch be careful to not tear the dough. Stretch gently only till you feel resistance and then fold it on top of the rest of the dough
  • The dough needs to be stretched and folded 2-3 times in the first 2 hours.
  • Once the stretch and folds are done, cover and set aside the dough rises significantly in volume. It should take around 1-2 hours depending on the weather conditions
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll it or spread it out into a 1" thick rectangle without tearing the dough.
  • Spread the marinara sauce over the entire dough leaving half an inch from the edges. Sprinkle the cheese on top
  • Roll the dough on the longer side into a tight log
  • Cut the log into 7 pieces and place it cut side up in the greased cake tin
  • Cover and set aside till the rolls puff up in volume, around 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes till the top is golden brown
  • Unmould and let the buns cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.


I used marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese as filling for these buns but it can be replaced with any filling of your choice. I also sprinkled some cheese on top of the buns. That is also optional