After many many months I am back to baking regularly - breads, cookies, cakes, bakes, you name it!! Somehow I think winter and baking go really well together. The other day I had planned on Pav-Bhaji for dinner. Though I generally make my own pav bread - the store bought rolls just don't cut it - I wanted a to try a more nutritious version of the same. After a bit or research and some creativity, here is what I came up with!!
1/2 cup milk, warm
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 sachet active dry yeast
1 cup grated carrot
6 spring onions, chopped fine
1/5 cup corn meal, fine
2 cups wholemeal flour
2 tsp salt
11/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
3-4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
- Pour the warmed milk into a bowl. Stir in the yeast, let proof.
- Measure the flours, salt, spices and butter into a large mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the lumps have vanished, then add the carrot, onions, buttermilk, yeast and milk, stir well and leave for 10 minutes.
- With well-oiled hands and on an oily surface, knead the dough for 10 seconds, then return to the bowl. Leave for 10 minutes. Knead twice more at 10-minute intervals.
- Cover the dough, leave for 45 minutes, then divide into six equal pieces. Shape into balls and leave to rise on a tray lined with nonstick baking paper until risen by half.
- Heat the oven to 425F, brush with water, sprinkle with seeds and bake for 25 minutes.
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