Buttery Sourdough Buns
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Ingredients

Directions

1. Combine all of the dough ingredients in a large bowl, and mix and knead — using your hands, a stand mixer, or a bread machine set on the dough cycle — to make a soft, smooth dough.
2. Place the dough in a lightly greased container — an 8-cup measure works well here — and allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until it's just about doubled in bulk.
3. Gently deflate the dough, and transfer it to a lightly greased work surface.
4. Roll and pat the dough into a rough rectangle approximately 12" x 16". Put 2 tablespoons melted butter in a small bowl, and add the paprika, if desired; it's there for color, and accentuates the buns' swirl, but omit it if you wish. Spread the dough with the melted butter.
5. Starting with a long side, roll the dough into a log.
6. Cut the log in 1" slices, using a sharp knife, or a piece of dental floss looped between your fingers.
7. Lightly grease two 8" or 9" round cake pans. Arrange 8 buns in each pan.
8. Cover the pans, and let the buns rise for 60 minutes, until they're noticeably puffy. Don't let these buns rise too long; you want them to have enough rising power left to expand nicely in the oven. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
9. Uncover the pans, and brush each bun with some of the remaining melted butter.
10. Bake the buns for 22 to 25 minutes; they'll color only slightly.
11. Remove the buns from the oven, and turn them out of the pan onto a rack. Brush with any remaining melted butter. Serve hot or warm. To reheat, place the buns on a baking sheet, tent lightly with aluminum foil, and bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350°F oven.
12. Wrap any leftover buns airtight, and store at room temperature for several days. For longer storage, wrap airtight and freeze.

Recipe from King Arthur Flour, http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/buttery-sourdough-buns-recipe

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Nutrition Facts
16 Servings Per Recipe
Serving Size 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30g 10%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 4g 8%

Potassium 13mg 0%
Vitamin A 5%
Iron 7%
Vitamin D 2%
Vitamin E 1%
Vitamin K 1%
Thiamin 17%
Riboflavin B2 9%
Niacin 8%
Vitamin B6 1%
Folate 8%
Vitamin B12 1%
Panthotenic Acid 1%
Zinc 1%
Selenium 2%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.