Sweet sourdough buns
Sweet sourdough buns

Sweet sourdough buns


  • 5 oz bread flour
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 tsp yeast

  • 10 oz bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. In a small bowl combine 1/4 tsp of yeast, 5 oz of flour, and 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 8 to 24 hours. This is known as a sponge.
  2. Combine sponge, flour, sugar, vanilla, pineapple juice, water, and milk. Add remaining yeast and salt then kneed/mix using a mixer with a dough hook for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth. Dough should still be wet.
  3. Lightly oil a bowl.
  4. Add the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 1 to 2 hours. Fold dough onto itself 8 times every 30 minutes.
  5. Form into 4-5 balls then stretch the top of the ball and tuck it down under the bottom of the ball.
  6. Place buns onto parchment sheets dusted with flour. Cover with large plastic bags and let rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Cook at 450 F for 25 minutes.

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