It took me two attempts to get a beautiful, soft and perfect buns. I had the recipe in memory second time, which is in way great that I didn’t have to look for or write down the ingredients. At my first attempt, I think the dough didn’t rise properly, may be the milk must have got a bit hot and have killed the yeast. This is a very common mistake you can make while working with yeast.
But after working with yeast for couple of times I have figured it out that you just need the temperature of fluid to be about 100 or 110 degrees. So, what I do is just microwave the milk or liquid for 45-47 seconds at max. Since, I am getting comfortable with yeast, I love working with it. There is something really different and wonderful to see when the yeast shows its magic. I really get excited and happy when I see my dough getting doubled. Anyways, coming back to the dish.
Pav is nothing but white dinner rolls. In Mumbai the most favorite and famous food around the city is associated with Pav. And they are Pav Bhaji and Pav Vada (known more specifically as Vada Pav) . But this time when I made this, it was so soft, perfect and fresh that we had it with butter and some mixed fruit jam…mmmm..simply YUM!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup plus 1/4 tablespoon warm milk
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup warm water
- Mix sugar and yeast in luke warm water and let it sit for 5-7 minutes, until it begins to bubble.
- In another bowl, mix together the salt and all-purpose flour.
- In a small pan, combine milk and butter, and microwave the same for 45 seconds or until milk is lukewarm.
- Remove 2 tablespoon of milk mixture and keep it aside.
- Add the yeast mixture to milk and mix everything together.
- Pour into bowl of dry ingredients, using a mixer with dough hook, or by hand, knead dough until smooth but not sticky..
- Coat a big bowl with the tablespoon of oil, drop in the dough, and coat with oil all over. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
- Punch air out of dough. Divide the dough into 10-11 equal sized round balls.
- Place on baking sheet almost touching, about 1/4 inch apart.
- Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, heat oven to 425 degrees. When rolls have risen, brush them with reserved butter and milk liquid.
- Bake rolls until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and cool to serve.