appetizers, Bread, Breakfast, Dinner, Kids Recipes, Lunch

How To Make Pav or Dinner Rolls For Beginners?

I am getting day by day fascinated by bread baking. You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own bread. With every success, I want to explore more and try more new stuff and share it with you. Today’s recipe is from Freda’s blog. I didn’t make any alterations. They were super soft and really good. Let’s not waste time and let’s get to the recipe.

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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour or maida
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp for brushing on the rolls after they are done
  • 1 and 2/3 cup of lukewarm milk
  • oil to grease the bowl

Let’s see how to make it.

  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/3 cup of warm milk and let it sit for 10-15 mts until it is frothy and bubbly. If you don’t see any change you need to start the process again. This will decide the rolls texture.
  • Add flour and remaining milk to the activated yeast mixture.
  • Add 2 tbsp of butter and start kneading.
  • I used the stand mixer to knead my dough. You can also use your hands to knead the dough.
  • The dough should be soft and tacky but not sticky.
  • Shape it into a ball and transfer it into a greased bowl.
  • Cover it and keep it in the warm oven for 2 hrs or until doubles in size. See the picture below.

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  • Transfer the dough to the work surface after it has risen and knead it for 5 mts. 
  • Cut the dough with a knife into equal portions and shape them into rolls.
  • Place them in 9×13 greased tray with space between rolls.
  • Cover them and let them rise again in the warm oven for 30 minutes.

pav or dinner roll2

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
  • Brush the risen dough balls with milk for nice brown color.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until tops are golden brown. 
  • You should hear a hollow sound when you tap on them.
  • They will soften up while cooling down.
  • Brush them with butter while they are still warm.
  • Enjoy it with butter or bhajji if you prefer with your family.

As usual, don’t forget to leave me a feedback once you try it. Always remember everything is good in moderation.
Don’t forget to check out other Bread recipes from the archives.

Lots of love to you and your family. I will be back again with a new post next time.


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