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How to Make Lemon Goji Berry (or Cranberry) Buns With Your Sourdough Discard

If you like lemon, you'll probably like these sweet-tart little buns. They are easy to make, and, if you don't have goji berries, you can substitute dried cranberries or even raisins. I like the tart little goji berries, which also add a nice bright color to the buns. I usually make the buns in the air fryer to save on electricity, but you can make them in the oven, if you prefer. Just bake the buns in a regular oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they turn golden and are just firm to the touch. The buns get a triple dose of lemon from zest, juice, and a lemony glaze and make a nice treat for breakfast or with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!

How to Make Lemon Goji Berry (or Cranberry) Buns With Your Sourdough Discard
How to Make Lemon Goji Berry (or Cranberry) Buns With Your Sourdough Discard

Sourdough Lemon Goji Berry (or Cranberry) Buns -- Makes 12


1 cup of sourdough starter/discard

1/3 cup of canola oil

1/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of milk

1/2 cup of white whole-wheat flour (or use all-purpose)


In a large bowl combine the sourdough starter/discard, oil, sugar, and milk and mix them well. Stir in the white whole-wheat flour until combined. Loosely cover the mixture and let it sit for at least an hour (4-5 hours is fine if you have things to do). When you're ready, add to the mixture:


Zest of a medium lemon

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 cup of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt


Stir, then knead in the lemon zest, juice, flour and salt. Add about 1/2 cup of additional flour to the dough as you knead it for 3-5 minutes to prevent the dough from being too sticky to knead. Knead in 1/2 cup of goji berries, dried cranberries, or raisins. On a floured counter, pat the dough out into a circle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut the circle into 12 triangles. Take a triangle and roll it up from the wide end, then slightly poke the bottom part up to the top. You'll have a roll with a slightly elevated top.


Cut pieces of parchment to fit your air fryer basket (or line a baking sheet with parchment, if you're using your regular oven). Place the dough rolls at least an inch and a half apart on the parchment. Let the dough rolls rise until they increase in volume by about one-third. Air fry one batch of the dough rolls at 320 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the buns are a light golden brown (or bake the buns in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes) and then repeat the air frying process with the remaining dough. Drizzle the warm buns with the following glaze:


Glaze


2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of butter

3/4 cup of confectioner's sugar


In a microwave-safe cup combine the lemon juice, butter, and confectioner's sugar. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds and stir it well. The mixture should be hot and smooth. If not, microwave it for another 10-15 seconds and stir it again before glazing/drizzling the mixture over the warm buns.

How to Make Lemon Goji Berry (or Cranberry) Buns With Your Sourdough Discard
How to Make Lemon Goji Berry (or Cranberry) Buns With Your Sourdough Discard



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