Pav Buns

HI
Making bread at home is always therapeutic. The kneading, the joy of seeing the dough double in volume, the aroma of baking and finally the lovely texture of the bread makes the effort worthwhile. Gayatri has this wonderful bread on her blog and since my daughter was cooking bhaji at home today, I decided that instead of buying the pav, I would bake these at home and here is the softest delicious pav.
INGREDIENTS

FOR THE TANGZHONG
All purpose flour
1/3 cup
Milk
1/2 cup

FOR THE PAV
Curd
1/4 cup
Baking soda
a pinch
All purpose flour
2 ½ cups
Salt
1tsp
Sugar
3 ½ tbsp.
Instant yeast
2tsp
Milk powder
1 ½ tbsp.
Water
½ cup
Milk
1 tbsp(for brushing)
Butter
3tbsp

PREPARATION

FOR TANGZHONG
Mix the flour and the milk without any lumps. Cook it on a low flame it it starts becoming a clumpy mass. Cover it with cling fil and let it cool

FOR THE PAV

Mix the baking soda and curd in a cup and keep aside till it froths up a little
Mix the flour, salt, sugar, milk powder and yeast in the bowl of the stand mixture and mix well
Now put the dough hook on. Add the cooled tangzong and the curd mixture to this. Mix well in MINIMUM for 1 minute
Add the butter and run the machine in SPEED1 for 7 minutes. At the end of this cycle you will see that the machine has kneaded soft pliable dough for you. Time to say thank you J
Now transfer this dough to a well-oiled bowl and pat a little oil on the dough too and keep it covered in a warm place for 1 hour to double
After an hour, take the dough out, deflate it, divide it into 12 portions and roll each one into a ball and keep this near each other on a greased tray. Since I wanted some giant buns I divided it into six and believe me you can eat not more than one this size
Again cover these shaped buns loosely and let it rise for another hour
At the end of an hour, preheat the oven to 180C
Brush the buns with milk
Bake it for 20-25 minutes or till it starts to brown on the sides
Transfer it to a wire rack to cool
Brush the hot buns with butter
Serve warm with bhaji!

Does it not look delicious??!!










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