Making some soft sandwich buns with wheat flour has been my aim for some time. Sometimes back I made wheat brioche buns and with a little change in the recipe I tried them yesterday. The buns were super soft. I loved the texture of the buns. The important ingredient which helps with the softness and texture is butter. So don’t skimp on it. The dough is rather loose when compared to the usual dough I make. But don’t be tempted to add more flour. Use a dough scraper to help you with the kneading part. And an important point to be noted with any wheat bread recipe is don’t knead the dough for more than 3-4 minutes. Whenever I over knead the dough, it has tears on the top. But 3-4 minutes of kneading time gives the perfect smooth topped bread or roll. I haven’t mentioned the time for first proving because, every place differs. My place is so hot that it takes only 45 minutes for the dough to double, but in cooler places, the time taken will be more. So look for double the volume of dough. And for the second proving, just don’t let be out more than 20 minutes. There will be lots of oven rise. So if you leave it outside for long, combined with the oven rise, your bun’s top will definitely form tears. Keep all these pointers in mind while baking and I am sure you will bake a perfect batch of buns.
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For the second of Blogging Marathon, I chose to do three Swedish dishes. As you know I love bread, and whenever I get a chance to bake bread, I do it. And when I saw the theme Swedish recipes, I chose to do three Swedish breads. Selecting the recipes was tough. There were so many beautiful breads in Swedish cuisine and I had a hard time selecting three from the list. The very first recipe is the crispbread which is most common in Sweden. They are crispy flat breads which can be served with any topping and the Swedish stock it regularly in their pantry. The bread used to be made with a hole in the centre so that they are stocked up on a wooden rod and left out for drying. But nowadays, they are sold as squares with various seed toppings.
Brioche is an enriched French bread with a very soft, tender crumb. Traditionally, it’s made with a good quantity of eggs and butter, but for those who don’t eat eggs for any reason, this recipe is definitely a keeper. And to make it more interesting I have used wheat flour or atta to make these buns. You can use it a sandwich/ burger bun or just taste it slathered with nutella or butter or jam. However you serve this it tastes so buttery and yum. This month’s Bread Bakers host Pavani of Cook’s Hideout wanted to make us healthy breads. So I used wheat flour in this recipe but I couldn’t skip butter as the whole recipe depends on butter.
So what is a cheese bomb? Small bread dough filled with cheese and baked to perfection. Nothing fancy. When you break open the cute looking bread roll, the molten cheese will ooze out making it a great snack for kids. I am sure kids would love to see the molten cheese. In fact my daughter was so thrilled at the cheese inside the roll. I made it for her after school snack and she just loved it.
If you are a regular reader, you might know that I am part of Bread Bakers group and we bake a bread every month on a theme selected by the host. This month it is Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories. And her theme for this month is root vegetables. We can bake any bread using any of the root vegetables like onions, shallots, carrots, ginger, turnips, radishes or potatoes. As I did a potato roll last month, I was looking for some other vegetable to be used. There is one recipe which is so famous among the BM group and it is Korean Onion Bread. Varada posted it first and Srivalli and Pavani also posted it. Even I wanted to try it. I loved Valli’s version of adding coloured bell peppers. And for the cheese, I used paneer instead of mozarella in the original recipe.
For the final day of flat bread series, I selected one more Turkish bread. When I was browsing for flat breads, I liked all the Turkish breads I saw and wanted to make three of them this week. But somehow I did rumali roti instead. This bread is mainly available during the month of Ramadan in pastry shops in Turkey. This is served during iftaar. The procedure is quite simple but what distinguishes this bread is the pattern on top of the bread. Finger tips are used to make these patterns.
After the Turkish Pide yesterday, I am back with an Indian flat bread Rumali roti. Also known as Roomali roti, this is an ultra thin, soft flat bread which goes very well with any tandoor dish. Rumal means handkerchief in Hindi and this roti resembles a thin handkerchief. And the fact is that it stays that way even after so many hours of cooking. This is famous both in India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, it is called as the Lamboo roti, meaning longer roti. These are made in huge sizes often cooked on a rounded tawa or stove. The shaping is also very unique and there are so many YouTube videos showing experts making this roti. I just love watching them, but replicating it in house is next to impossible. I have seen some who cook it on an inverted tawa, but I did it on my usual tawa.
After the month long Cooking Carnival, I am here on a relaxed regular marathon. Compared to the mega BM, this one is totally stress free as we blog only for three days a week. And to make it more relaxed I have selected only two weeks this month. For the first week, I have selected flat breads as my theme. For the first day, I bring you an interesting recipe from Turkey. Pide ( Pee-day) is a a Turkish oval shaped large flat bread often topped with ground meat and peppers. These are baked in wood fired ovens. Sometimes, a half baked pide is taken out of oven, a cracked egg is added on top and then is baked again until it is completely cooked. These are then sliced into pieces and served. This is the Turkish pizza which is so delicious and is made with different toppings.
For the final day of the bread series, here is one more favourite recipe of our family. My pav buns made with tangzong method (click for recipe) have been quite famous among friends and readers and this version is healthier as I have used whole wheat flour. I also have made whole wheat pav buns with tangzong method (click for recipe), but this recipe is very easy to make. Even a beginner can easily make the pav buns at home. I made this from the same recipe I used to make the whole wheat masala buns (click for recipe) and served them for all my chats which were posted last week.