Jan 23, 2012

Homemade Pav Bun

Homemade Pav Bun

Makes: 6

You will need

300 g (1 ½ cup) all purpose flour (maida)

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon butter

80 ml milk

1 teaspoon extra butter (to grease baking tray)

1 small egg (or 2 tablespoons milk)

1 teaspoon milk

For yeast:

3 tablespoons warm water (45 ml)

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon active dry yeast (please use fresh packet)


For yeast:

Dilute 1 teaspoon active dry yeast with 3 tablespoons warm water and 2 teaspoons sugar. Let it stand for 15 minutes, until it fermented and doubled in quantity (see the photo).

For the dough:

Melt butter in 80 ml medium hot milk and keep aside.

Beat 1 small egg with 1 teaspoon milk and keep aside.

Place flour in a large bowl, and stir in salt. Make a well in the center, and pour 60 ml milk – butter mix (reserve 20 ml) and yeast mixture. Sprinkle2 - 3 teaspoons of reserved milk if required until you have a soft moist dough that can be handled. Turnout onto a floured surface, and knead for at least 8 minutes. Return to the bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Deflate the risen dough, and divide into 6 parts. Roll each piece into desired shape (like pav or normal bun shape / round). Keep aside in a greased baking for another 1 hour (until it doubled in size). Leave 1 inch gap between each roll.

Preheat oven (OTG) at 400 * F or 200 *C (moderately hot).

Apply beaten egg solution (or milk, apply lightly) on evenly on each pav / bun and bake at 400 * F or 200 *C for 20 – 22 minutes or until golden color. Serve with bhaji / jam / omelette…


kathy gori said...

Love this recipe Niya! I'll be trying it soon.

M V Bhaktha said...

Niya....is it possible to make this paav without the Eggs....??? Thank you for all those lovely recipes you put here, I hv subscribed to your blog get lovely dishes everyday......sorry because of time constraints I am unable to comment frequently.... Devu Bare Koro.