Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Home made Pav's or Dinner Rolls

Scrumptious , Luscious and yummilicous .Yes , you can call these dinner rolls or pav's any of these adjectives and more.The scent of the baking bread permeates your house and causes your mouth to water and trust me its an easy recipe with a few steps which are so worth while.These are amazingly versatile and can be adapted to any taste - sesame seeds, italian herbs etc etc.The original recipe can be found here.Here is the recipe and the method


  1. 3 cups Bread Flour ( Do not substitute )
  2. 1 packet Rapid Rise Yeast (2.25 teaspoons)
  3. 1 cup milk (Lukewarm)
  4. 1/4 cup water (Lukewarm)
  5. 1 egg + 2 pinches baking soda.In case you dont want to use egg just use 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  6. 1 tablespoon sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. Milk / Butter / Beaten egg for wash / glaze on buns
  9. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  10. Assorted toppings like sesame seed, italina herbs (optional)
  1. Combine bread flour , melted butter and mix into a crumb like consistency .Add yeast , salt and sugar and mix. Add baking soda or egg .Start kneading a pliable and smooth dough with the milk and water .Knead it will the dough becomes smooth and without cracks
  2. Use 1 tablespoon olive oil and coat the utensil and the dough.This avoids any crust formation.Cover with cling or a damp cloth.Now the dough will prove for at least 30 minutes and the yeast action will lead the dough to become almost double.This is extremely important.
  3. After an hour or so remove the dough from the bowl and knead it .Now roll it around the palm of your hand to make a smooth ball.The dough will yield 12 balls. Place them in a parchment paper lined  or greased pan leaving a little space between them.After the second rest they will puff and come together. Use milk or egg for the wash/ glaze using a pastry brush.Add any additional toppings.Cover with cling and let rest in a warm place like an oven or a microwave for at-least 2 -3 hours .
  4. Preheat oven at  375 degree Fahrenheit and remove the cling and bake 25-30 minutes till they are nice and golden brown
  5. Remove and immediately brush with butter for a nice shine

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