Rating: 5 stars
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This has quickly become my favorite bread recipe for my family. Easy and quick to make, these pull-apart buns are soft and delicious. They're perfect on the side with dinner or all on their own for lunch. Kid-friendly taste and texture, and they'll never know there's a whole zucchini in there. Try one fresh-out-of-the-oven warm and spread with butter--delicious! Or allow to cool then store in a plastic bag or container at room temperature for up to 4 days (if they last that long).

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prep:
45 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 75 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 buns
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine zucchini and 1/4 water in the bowl of a food processor; puree until smooth. Transfer to a liquid measuring cup and add water to the 1-cup line.

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  • Pour pureed zucchini into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add both flours, sourdough discard, olive oil, yeast, and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Place dough in a greased bowl and let rest, uncovered, in an enclosed space, until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead 3 to 4 times.

  • Roll dough into a 12-inch log and cut it into 12 roughly equal pieces. Roll each piece into a round, pulling the edges around to the middle of the bottom to create a smooth upper surface. Place rolls in a grid pattern in a well greased 9x12-inch baking dish with high sides; place in an enclosed space until buns have risen to fill the entire dish and are the desired size, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush tops with melted butter to create softer upper crusts.

Cook's Note:

You can let your dough rest in any enclosed space, such as a turned-off oven next to a pot of freshly boiled water. The water will create a warm, moist space. Just don't turn the oven on!

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 2.6mg; sodium 206.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2020
I love sourdough bread! Always have a starter at hand. Trying this recipe tommorrow! I found that in colder months, putting the bowl on a folded dishcloth, helps with the rising of the dough. Read More