This month for #Breadbakers, Sue of the wonderful blog A Palatable Pastime chose Peppers as the theme. I really enjoy baking of late, and this group is quite addictive. I also like the group rules coz there is a certain discipline regarding the posting date, and the themes are given out a month in advance. This makes the entire process of baking and posting an enjoyable experience, and the comments from members of this group are pretty encouraging 🙂
This month however, I had baked and clicked the bread, but a severe stomach flu has me tied to the bed since almost a week, and am typing this on my ipad, and hope the clicks come thru.
I have edited the pics on my fone, so they are (almost) as raw as they are shot in..
I have been meaning to make these buns from scratch at home, and the addition of peppers for this theme of Breadbakers made it extra special. Thanks Sue, we love peppers in most forms, and we surely loved the spicy version of these Buns.
Serve these warm as is with a bowl of soup, or with any spicy Indian Gravy. They freeze upto a week too so can be microwaved in batches when need be.
Lets get to the recipe.
Prep time – 15 mins + Rising time : 2 hours + baking time : 20-25 mins
Makes : 12 Pav Buns (medium sized)
Cuisine : fusion International
Serving Options : Soup / Spicy Gravy
- Basic Pizza dough made with Breadflour – 400 gms
- Dry Red Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
- Crushed black pepper – 1/2 TBSP
- Coloured peppers – sliced thin (I used red and yellow, but you can use any colour) – 1/2 cup
- Oregano – 1 tsp
- Olive Oil – 2 TBSP
- Butter – 2 tsp (optional, to brush the buns)
- Make a basic pizza dough. Once its risen, punch it down a bit and knead for 5 mins with the red chilli flakes.
- Saute the bell peppers in 1 tsp of oil and when they are crunchy (about 3 mins), switch off the heat.
- Make equal portions of the dough, and roll them into roundels.
- Arrange them in a greased baking pan, top them with the sauteed bell peppers.
- Cover and let them rise for 45 mins. Towards the end of the 2nd rise, preheat oven to 200-210C.
- Brush the risen buns lightly with rest of the olive oil,and sprinkle crushed black pepper on top. Bake these for 15-20 mins till golden brown, I also broiled them for an extra 3-4 mins to get that lovely golden hue
- Let the pav buns stay in the pan for few mins. Brush them with butter while still warm.
- Rest on a wire rack and consume when warm.
- You may cling wrap them and consume it within a week
Breads with Peppers
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