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).
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.
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.
Per Serving: 141 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 2.6mg; sodium 206.8mg.
The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.