May 12, 2010

Sweet and Soft Dinner Rolls, Spicy Rolls/Khara buns, Light Southern Banana Pudding

Hope you all had a wonderful Mom's day last Sunday. After months and months of relentless heat, we have been having a cooler weather since Sunday, perfect mild weather for mom's day here. We still need some rain though, helps a lot to keep down Pollen but no such luck so far except few sprinkles now and then.
Well..
I baked some sweet rolls and using almost the same dough recipe with some variations, I improvised adding some spices, Onion flakes, garlic powder etc to bake some spicy buns too. They came out well. You can keep them for 2-3 days outside the fridge and for a week in the fridge in an airtight bag. For dessert, I made some banana Pudding using just the Graham Cracker crumbs with it to make it light. Here they are, Enjoy.

Sweet and Soft Dinner Rolls:

Who wouldn't love the sweet and soft dinner rolls? But stopping yourself with just eating one or two would be a huge problem! Haha. I found this recipe in one of the Jewish Bread-making book borrowed from the library. Recipe sounded great to me when I read it although I made some adjustments ie adding a bit less sugar than recommended in the recipe.
If you don't want 15-18 rolls, cut the recipe into half to bake less than a dozen rolls. You can also make full recipe dough, cut the dough into half and freeze half the dough for later use. All you have to do is thaw the dough completely, knead a little, divide into rolls and let it rise until it doubles and bake.

For sweet rolls, you need:
1 tbsp active dry Yeast,
4 tbsp Sugar,
1 cup + 2 tbsp Warm Milk between 90F to 110F(2% milk will do nicely),
1 tsp Salt,
1 Egg to add to the dough (optional, skip it if you like but gives a nice color if you add it)
2 tbsp Butter,
3 1/2 to 4 cups Plain flour or mix Wheat and White flour,
1 egg beaten for glazing/brushing the rolls (Optional, but gives rolls a gorgeous reddish color if you Egg glaze) or you can use melted Butter or milk to brush. on top.

To bake these:
1. Mix the Yeast, 1 tsp Sugar (out of 4 tbsp sugar), 2 tbsp warm milk (90F to 110F), let it froth for 5-10min.
2. Heat 1 cup of milk, rest for the sugar with butter until butter melts in the milk and keep aside until it cools down just "warm to touch" temperature. Add 1 egg (optional) and beat well.
3. Sift 3 1/2 cups Plain flour with Salt. Make a well in the center, add Yeast mix, mix. Add the milk mixture, mix, knead it well until you get a soft dough, not sticky. Add more flour if you want if you find the dough sticky or use the mixer with kneader and adjust the flour.
4. Cover the dough and let it rise until double. Then transfer it to fridge. (This is optional if you have time. If short of time, just punch down the dough, add any dry fruit you like at this point, knead and proceeds to make balls, cover and keep them for second rising)
5. Keep the dough wrapped in the fridge to let it rest and relax for 1 hour. Take it out and divide the dough into 15 balls. Place them on a lightly oil or butter sprayed cookie sheet as shown, cover with a clean towel, let it double in size for 1-2hrs.
6. Preheat the oven at 425F. Uncover the rolls, brush it with beaten Egg glaze for the best dark reddish color or with melted butter if you want and then place the cookie sheet in the middle rack.
7. Bake for 12-16mins or until they are puffed up and baked, depending on your oven efficiency. Do not overbake, they are soft when they are a bit undercooked. Take them out quickly, cool them on a rack. Once cooled, you can store them in a huge Zip lock bag and enjoy them any time.

Ready for Jam or Jelly!!

Khara or spicy Buns:
I love these Buns, remind me of Indian Bakery goodies. They are not as good as Bangalore Bakery ones but not bad to bake them at home and enjoy. I don't have the choice of going to the bakery and pick them up anyway! :D
Only difference in the recipe from above are the amount of Sugar and salt (more salt and less sugar for spicy buns) and addition of spices and herbs.

Ingredients are the same as above for these spicy buns except add 2 tsp salt and just 1/2 tbsp of sugar and add 1/2 tbsp mixed spices, 1/4 cup grated Carrots and 1 tbsp herbs of your choice to the dough and knead before you refrigerate the dough.
Brush the Buns with butter or beaten Egg after they are plumped/raised, sprinkle some chilli powder/paprika on top to make them attractive.
Bake as above and cool them.

Serve these as they are or with cream cheese.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
My style "light" Southern Banana Pudding:
Well...my Banana pudding, (pudding also called custard in UK), is not exactly a traditional Banana Pudding as they make in Southern US. Look at the video and the site I have linked to see how the traditional banana pudding made. I love to eat Banana Pudding but I don't like too much sugar in it or all the egg whites whipping and baking etc, which absolutely tastes great of course, but I made a quick dessert my way. Only hard work here is making Vanilla Pudding on stove top. It has all the flavors, no baking but chilled in the fridge for few hrs or overnight but very easy to make and also you can adjust the sugar as per your taste. Hope you like my style "light" Banana pudding! :)

You need: (to make 4 servings)
4 Bananas, 2 cups sweet Graham cracker crumbs (available in stores which I used here) in a box or you can use (Nilla brand is the best, very traditional to use in this pudding) Vanilla Wafers or any sweet Biscuits like Marie in India or Oreo cookies too if you like Chocolate flavored dessert like my kids do and grind them to a very coarse textured crumbs. You need Four dessert serving bowls for individual servings or make in a big bowl and scoop to bowls.

For making Vanilla Pudding:

1. Mix 1/4 cup sugar (more or less, as you like), 3 tbsp plain flour and 1/8 tsp salt well, keep aside.
2. Whisk 2 cups of 2% milk, 1 tsp Vanilla essence, 2 Eggs very well. Add to flour mix above 1/2 cup at a time and beat everything very well until there are no lumps.
3. Now put a non-stick pan on medium low heat (very imp, do not let the pudding boil!), add 2tsp butter, melt. Add all the mixture to the pan, keep whisking or stir with a wooden spoon.

4. Let it come to simmer slowly and keep stirring. Takes time, have patience, do not keep the heat high. It will be a scrambled egg mess instead of smooth pudding if you do!
5. When it starts to thicken and coats the back of the spoon, take off the heat and let it cool.
If it's too thick, you can add some more milk and gently heat again.
To make Banana Pudding:
1. Divide Cracker crumbs into 8 portions (1/4 cup each), add 1 portion each into the bottom of the bowl, top with 1/2 of sliced Banana (cut into 1/8" rounds) on top of each bowl.
2. Add cooled pudding into all bowls equally divided. Add the rest of the Banana slices and rest of the Graham cracker crumbs.
3. Chill in the fridge for 4hrs or overnight and serve.

Here is the "back of the Nilla wafer's box recipe" original Banana Pudding.
Here is a video of how to make a traditional Southern Banana breading.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
Mother's day Sunday:
My son wrote me 3 Poems for me in a handmade Heart Origami and kept it on the oven top so I can find it first thing in the morning which reduced me to tears. So sweet of him! Daughter bought me a Nikon "point and shoot" camera which I really could use since my old one was all scratched up. We went out to lunch and then to "Iron man 2" movie. Movie was okay, not much story to remember forever but much more fun for kids than adults (or rather, not much fun for adults like me with different taste in movies!:D) and cool effects of all those Ironman's suits was remarkable. Liked Gwyneth Paltrow's character of "Pepper Potts" better than anybody else in the movie.
Book I am listening to:
I am currently listening to a CD book called "The Bluest Eyes" by Toni Morrison. Listening to Audio books are much easier than reading for me right now, saves me from lot of eye strain. I get some of the audio books from the library since CD books can be very expensive to buy and download to my iTunes to listen to whenever I have some free, quiet time, specially after 8pm.
Free Audio books to download and listen at your leisure:
If you are interested in MP3 or iTunes downloading the Audio books for free, here are few sites called "Librivox" and "Booksshouldbefree". You will have download a program called "winRAR.zip" and then add to iTunes or directly to iTunes to listen in iPod Itouch. My son (I am not Tech savvy at all!) installed Zip program which is also free on the web and showed me how to download the stories to iTunes and then to my iTouch. I love to listen to classic stories by Leo Tolstoy instead of reading the big books. Most readers at these sites are good, as these are Public domain books and different volunteers read the different books. Some are terrible readers, so listen to samples first to see if you like the reader's voice at "booksshouldbefree" site and then download the books. My faves are Thomas Hardy books, studied one of his books "Far from the Madding crowd" for PUC English long time ago, been a fan of his books since then! Ah....sweet memories! :)

Free books to read on the web!
If you want to read the short stories or classics on your PC or Laptop screen for free, here is a site called "Short Stories@Classic reader". Just login to become a member or click on the link to start reading the stories. Most of them are unabridged classic books ie full uncut stories for adult, kids and young adults. You are free to print them out to read them on the beach or lazy Summer evenings on the deck or porch as well. What a great service by these people! Have fun.

Have a wonderful week and weekend my friends! :)

111 comments:

Pavithra said...

wow They looks super delicious.. both rolls outcome is very perfect and professional. I too prefer making bun at home...

FoodLovers said...

Asha ..a very good mor ing dear ...
hope all the problems might have sorted out which u were facing earlier good to see ur back with recipes again...
dinner rolls are perfect so do the pudding .will try it out and let u know the results

arundati said...

love the look of those kaara buns... just like the ones at any of the many iyengar bakery... nice to see your fabulous posts again

Pravs said...

those dinners rolls have come out so good. Nice banana pudding.

Pari said...

Hi Asha, thanks for the quick comment, thoroughly enjoyed my fried snack after a long time, though I do feel a little guilty now.
The buns look amazing, I would love to sample the spicy one. Thanks for the links on audio books, will check out.

Jaya said...

Asha,
i am so glad your son and daughter made mother's day so special for you.Dinner rolls looks so yummy.
hugs and smiles

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful shiny rolls asha, very nicely done..

sra said...

Those Khara Buns look good and the banana pudding too appeals - well, for me all in the realm of dreams and ideas, really :(

That was so sweet of your son! Have a great rest of the week!

indosungod said...

Good Morning! Asha.
Those buns are getting made ASAP and so is the banana pudding. Missed these Wednesday morning post from you, glad you are back.

Thanks for those sites too, help to keep DD off my hair during the summer.

Asha said...

Thanks to all of you my friends. Enjoy the sweet and spicy rolls.

Enjoy those sites I have linked. Great free books to read and MP3 Audiobooks to read for Summer for kids and adults!:)

Nandini said...

Spicy buns! Wow! And the banana pudding is really kewl for the blazing summer! I'd munch on the dinner rolls! Yum! I can't control myself from gulping everything!

Rachana Kothari said...

Dinner rolls looks so yummy!!!! Nice banana pudding :)

Happy Cook said...

I love rolls i totally agree one can't stop with just one, i woulod slather good butter on it and enjoy :-) Nobody like banana here , only me :-( so no cakes like this here.
I ahve never listend to a book it must be sure fun, here it is cold weather but i so hop we get warm weather.Not blogging this week, S left for paris for few days from school and Tommorow on wards it is a long weekend and Hans is home so i won't have time to blog and bloghop so i will post next week something.
I am sure gonna try those rolls.

Asha said...

Finla, enjoy your long weekend, let S enjoy her Paris trip, sounds like fun with friends and all. You have long walk on the beach and have fun too. See you next week! :)

Aps said...

I loved the dinner rolls...m gona make them tomoro... And enjoy it as Pav.....:)... They look so soft.....:) ND thnx for those links Ashakka :) I loved khara buns too... Especially I love them filled.... Stuffed buns... waiting to try em'

Madhuri said...

Asha, That khara bun is so tempting. It's been long time I had typical Khara bun we get in most of the bangalore bakeries.I tired once after baking it was hard. Do u have any tip for that?

Sandhya said...

Those buns look scrumptious! Do you think they would go well with bhaji as in pao bhaji?
I am not a big fan of puddings though :-)

starry said...

Love the dinner rols Asha and nice to see you back.thanks for all the info on the books.I love to read and these sites are a great help.Hope you are doing well.Missed you.

Pavani said...

Loved the light banana pudding recipe. I'm going to try this one soon. Its been raining here since morning, we just a preview of summer for couple days and its back to being chilly & cold. I'm so looking forward to summer.
Have a great rest of the week Asha.

AshKuku said...

Awesome captures of those well prepared rolls..... I loved the look & the prep, but obvious..... The banana pudding is just tempting me for any sweet treat, right away.... Lemme go & fetch something to satiate my crave...for the moment.... ;-) I bet u had a memorable MOTHERS DAY!!!! Wishing u many more such days..... Hugs))))

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Asha said...

Thanks girls.

Sandhya, these particular sweet buns would be too sweet for Pav Bhaji but you can add just 1 tbsp of sugar to the dough for little sweetness and bake them for Pav Bhaji, would be perfect. 3 tbsp sugar we add here is too much for Pav Bhaji buns,great for breakfast though. Cut down sugar to make it bland for Pav Bhaji!:)

Madhuri, make sure Yeast is fresh. Don't skimp on the butter in the dough, that's what makes it soft and also some add 1 egg to the dough too which makes even softer. Keep the dough in the fridge for 2 hrs and then knead, divide and let it rise for 1-2hrs. Enjoy!:))

Latha said...

Super delicious buns!! Happy to see your post!!!

Anonymous said...

The rolls look like the one's we get in bakery.Would like to try it out soon.

Shalini

rekhas kitchen said...

Love the banana pudding recipe going to try this one and Wooow so soft looking buns Asha nice color too...

Cham said...

That is so sweet of them , to honor such a great mom! My son came up with a cup and tea bags from school. I know the joy/tears that would bring to us!
I like the kara buns sounds perfect!

Divya Kudua said...

Oooh,the dinner rolls are making me drool!!Such a soft texture..yum!!I had my share of khara bread/buns and masala buns when we went to Blr last month.Somehow I have NEVER been able to master the art of baking with yeast though I've seen minimal success with some recipes.Love the pudding too..sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!!

PJ said...

Hi Asha!!!So sweet of ur kids for those touching gifts.Btw,I loved ur Khara Buns...

Apu said...

Great post Asha!! The rolls look wonderful. The book links are super - I am a great Hardy fan too having read much of his work. Tess, The Mayor of Casterbridge are worth every minute of reading time!! There are a couple of adaptations of his works on film that are worth seeing too!!

Swathi said...

Asha,

First time here.I like your dinner rolls/khara buns/ southern banna pudding. I love to make buns. I will try for my pav bhaji.

notyet100 said...

thnks for the interestin links,..
buns look so yum...

Gulmohar said...

Wow..the dinner rolls look so soft and spongy...Love khara buns, used to get them from iyengar bakeries :-)Banana pudding looks so yumm...would love to try it

Viki's Kitchen said...

Dinner rolls with sweet and karam came out perfect for you. Never tasted spicy bun before. Definitely I can't stop with 1 or 2 ...hi..hi..
You are mastering the baking art , I guess. Pudding seems very attractive too. Got poem and camera! wow..that sounds very cool and touching dear. Should see Iron man 2, may be it will be entertaining for me:) Btw, I tried your dry peas chaat (previous post) and now it has joined our most wanted list. Thanks dear.

M D said...

Hi Asha, I loved ur dinner buns. They look so much professionally made, like that in a bakery. Rich and glazed colors making me fall on my feet to grab a few pieces of them! What a nice combo with pudding for dessert!

Ann said...

Nice to have you back!!! Those rolls look lovely!!!

Sayantani said...

look at those air bubbles...those look super fluffy and soft. love looking at them and just imagining biting in those soft chewy buns...love the sweet ones more...the pudding looks delish too.
perfect and professional presentation as always.

Vrinda said...

Dinner rolls look perfect just like store bought or even better,will try ur recipe for sure...

Babli said...

Looks wonderful, delicious and tempting. You have presented very beautifully with step by step lovely pictures.

Priya said...

Dinner rolls looks cute and prefect like the store bought one...Khara buns looks prefect for me..droolworthy pudding..

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats a nice recipe...u have such a nice blog...i cudnt imagine that we can make such buns at home too....i have never tried it like that..hats off to ur patience... they r really superb and delicious...

Im new to blogging please do visit and leave ur valuable commnets...

Srimathi said...

those buns look like store bought buns. I like the way you have made a sweet and a khara bun out of it. Will have to try it very soon.

Sonia said...

Hi Asha, hope you're doing well dear. I come here after a long time.
Awww...Dinner rolls are so cute and perfect. and khara buns are also attractive. Lovely post with loads of sweets. :)

Divya Vikram said...

a. Thanks for the audio book links :)

Nags said...

the pudding looks awesome, been a while since i made anything pudding-y. thanks for the recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha,
I am a silent visitor to your blog and love the recipes,description and pictures too... Love all your book reviews,movie reviews, keep up the good work. One quick question I want to try these buns but I do not have a stand mixer. I only have a Food Processor. Can I use this for mixing?Thanks for your clarification.

jayasree said...

Perfect dinner rolls, soft and spongy. Khara bun also looks delicious. Lovely pictures and thanks for the links.

Glad to know you had a lovely Mother's day .

Raaga said...

The rolls look lovely! I have to try the sweet buns. For an Iyengar Bakery style bun, try this: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2009/06/khara-buns.html

lissie said...

tempting dinner rolls! adding carrots to khara buns sounds interesting... simple and delicious pudding!

anubhavati said...

Hey Asha,

Buns/Dinner Rolls looks awesome...Almost reminded me of the lovely paav buns brushed with butter and toasted in butter to be hasd to spicy spicy bhaaji!!! YUM!

Shobha

Sreelu said...

buns looks so delish.

Sook said...

Wow, those are beautiful rolls!!!

Priti said...

hmm Im thinking what is better the buns or the pudding...or shall I grab both? ....wonderful recipe...looks mouth watery

Asha said...

Anonymous,
if you have a kneader attachment in your food processor, go ahead and use that. If not, just whirl the flour and liquid mixture until it gets lumpy and put it on the counter top to knead it. You don't have to knead for long, just until dough gets little softer ball. Wrap and refrigerate for 2 hrs and then divide to rise them until double. Hope it helps! :))

Jyothsna said...

The dinner rolls seem inviting! Thanks for the links to reading on the web, will love that! Coming here after long, will go and read the earlier posts now.

Asha said...

Hi J, good to see you. Nothing much to surf for you, I just came back to blogging and posted one last week. Have fun. Hugs to you!:))

Kannada Cuisine said...

The buns looks fab!!
I have been experimenting to get the perfect Iyengar bakery bun...should guve your version a try :)
Thomas Hardy?? I am a Jane Austen gal :)

Sush said...

perfect rolls. I bought a oven recently & was looking for buns/rolls recipe. Seems like your recipe has come at the right time for me :) Can I use ragi instant yeast for this rolls? I have noticed that the ragi instant yeast donot froth well.

Gita Jaishankar said...

The rolls you have made looks superb...I can never make rolls like that...looks so perfect :) I have my eyes on the pudding too :)

Nirupama Sriram said...

Hi Asha,
Good to see you back in the blog space. I started craving for buns after I saw the recipe and pictures here.
Cheers!
Nirupama

Purnima said...

Asha, belated H.M day to a lovely mother like you! Loved the looks of both variety of Buns,perfect in texture, shape n loved the timer on ur jar! Something very unique, do you set it with timer to buzz or so? Found the pictorial pretty useful!Tks for the refreshing post!

My kitchen skills said...

Wow Asha..its simply superb!!they look really perfect...can i take one..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks delicious buns...

Sailaja said...

Only one word Wow... Lovely pics and recipe

ruchikacooks said...

Lovely buns, esp the kara buns. I immediately clicked on the book link, they have got a good collection, thanks for the tip!

Bhawna said...

Results are really professional Ashaji. Thanks for the recipe. Banana pudding looks and sounds delicious.

Asha said...

Sush, Ragi Instant Yeast? I have never heard of that. I don't know about Ragi yeast but just make sure Yeast is fresh and at the room temperature. If you store it in t fridge like I do, I take it out few hrs before to bring it down to room temp. You can use regular Yeast instead too.

Purnima, that's a temp measuring device in the milk mixture not a timer. If the milk is too hot, it kills the Yeast so I have to be careful. Rolls do not rise well if Yeast is dead! :)

krystyna said...

Thank you Asha for your kind visit!
I'll be back to read your post very soon.
Take care!

DK said...

Sometimes I think I am just plain unlucky! I mean why cant I have been your neighbor? Since I am not - I know I am just unlucky to the very bones of my body (whatever that means!)

And I want those Khara buns - send them some to me will you - U know I need them :(

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks really really soft those sweet buns,also the colour is awesome,milky white inside and golden out ;)
Khara buns too looks great!

Chitra said...

swesome posts..love tat khara bun very much :)

Jayashree said...

The rolls look wonderful...especially the khara buns.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers day.

Shyam said...

Love the dinner rolls, Asha... I like 'em khara, so that's what I'll probably make when I get a chance to do some leisurely baking!

As for banana pudding/custard... *sigh* it looks so yummy. I love custard but I have to figure a way of making a single person portion, because my husband goes green just at the thought of custard, he really hates milky eggy things :(

rajani@eatwritethink said...

super yum rolls... i like the recipe and will try it soon :)

Bong Mom said...

Asha

Months and moths of heat, that itself made me cry. Here we are still waiting for warmer weather.

Love that banana pudding. What a lovely Mothers Day you had

Hamaree Rasoi said...

OMG Asha|!!
Your dinner rolls have come out so good. I like the spicy bun very much. Perfect just like the store bought ones:-)

Have a nice weekend dear

Deepa
hi Suhaina,
Came across your blog through one of your encouraging comment. Thanks for dropping by our blog. You have a very nice blog. Glad to follow you. Happy blogging and have a nice weekend

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Asha said...

Thanks Girls, have a great weekend. See you all next week! :)

LOL! Sandeepa, we have Summer heat already, it's 90F again today after few cool days, don't even ask about my allergy!!

Rajee said...

Those are some yummy looking dinner rolls. Wish I could grab one right now..lol..

Usha said...

Wow both the sweet and savory look inviting and delicious ! Loved your light banana pudding....

Good to see you back, hope your blogger issues have been sorted out....

Meera said...

Those buns look super soft. so happy to see you back in action.

Roopa said...

That banana pudding looks indeed yummy asha :) At our place, the banana we buy ends up getting over ripe and eventually into the trash. I always was tempted to try something differnt to use up these bananas and now your recipe is come handy :)...how have u been?

sharada said...

Just could not resist commenting after looking at the rolls snap..just too perfect.

Asha said...

Thanks to all of you, enjoy.

Roopa, thanks girl. I am doing well. It's too hot these days but that's excepted here at this time. Summer is still a month away!

Have a great weekend, see you all Monday.

Leena said...

Lovely dinner rolls...mmmm mouth watering!!!

Siri said...

I love the idea of spicy dinner rolls. they look yummy enuf to eat as-is. Thanks for the links for those free audio books..it is so easy to listen to stuff then read it :D

good to see you back Ashaji.

Hugs,
Siri

Nithu said...

It makes me remeber those bakery days in india. Yours looks soo soft and yummy. It looks sooo perfect.

Rachel said...

Hope you are well Asha...Long time since I dropped by...Spicy buns are a fav ofmine...cannot stop eating just one....

Parita said...

Love the khara buns and banana pudding, sounds delicious and tempting me to try it right away!

Srivalli said...

Your spicy buns are die for Asha..they are so tempting!..so sweet of your kids..how lovely!..Konda drew a painting for me and made a special case to keep it..:)..Enjoy your Sunday Asha..

Red Chillies said...

Long for those Khara buns to snack with evening tea. Brings back memeories when we were in Bangalore. I need to try to make it at home. The one time I made it they turned hard.
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Arch said...

Hey Asha, good to see you back...the buns look lovely - the brown is just perfect...on my to-do list...

Dershana said...

those rolls look so perfect sitting in rows :-)love the khaara version more.

that's so thoughtful of your son!

Asha said...

Thanks to all of you friends. I had a busy but lovely weekend. Glad to start the week with a smile! :)

Padhu said...

Buns look fantastic and lovely banana pudding .

Jagruti said...

Hey Asha

after a long break I'm seeing you..really glad you enjoyed the mom's day...we do samething We always put b'day card or Father's day card in the cupbord where tea and sugar kept..my hubby makes morning tea...

buns looks so glossy and tempting!!

Turmericnspice said...

the dinner rolls look awesome!!...

Mahek said...

hi
Asha,
Thanks for your lovely post...
Do you fee i can make these rolls successfully here in India?

Rekha said...

I just finished my baking classes, bought an oven and was wondering what to try,looks like you heard me :). Plan to try khara buns today.

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo those rolls are superb ...what a attractive colour appearance...looks soo tempting...alos loved ue banana pudding..will try it one day..

Asha said...

Mahek, as long as Yeast is fresh and the dough doubles in size, I think you can bake them successfully. India is warm now, so rising the dough probably take less time than here, may be just an hour. Don't avoid butter though, key for a soft Buns! :)

Rekha, good luck to you too, grand opening for your new Oven!:)

Try it Suma, who doesn't like Banana in Pudding! :D

Vinolia said...

your buns and pudding have all come out great; I love both the versions of the buns but those sweet dinner rolls look fantastic, lovely finish Asha !! I have to try these!! They give me ideas to relish some pav bhaji right now, hehehe

I wasn't very interested when I went to see Ironman II with my kids but finally I liked it :) loved that rebel/arrogant attitude of Robert Downey Jr. similarly in Sherlock Holmes .

have a nice day !!!

Asha said...

Hi Vin, yes! Technologically Iron man 2 is so much better than the first one, a visual treat!
I like Sherlock Holmes better though, familiar with the story!:)

Nostalgia said...

Lovely, lovely rolls! It's been a while since I did any yeast rolls and looks at this one makes em so want to have some

rajesh said...

Wow, those rolls look perfect! such a perfect golden crust and spongy crumb! Karabuns must hav tasted divine Asha!

Soma said...

Asha I have been wanting to make dinner rolls for a long time.. all recipes I find are with eggs. If i need to omit the eggs as you mentioned does it change the texture or the fluff? Do let me know. they look beautifully done and I can see the numerous air pockets.

Asha said...

Soma, skip the Egg. One single egg doesn't make that of a difference but it's good if you can add it. Just follow the recipe without Egg in the dough, just make sure Yeast is fresh and dough doubles in volume! :)

jayasri said...

hi asha, so nice to see you back!!, I had missed your posts.., Look at those gorgeous dinner rolls they are great!!, and the khara buns, do you like the Indian bakery khara buns- do check my blog for the exact recipe, I took it from my cousin, and you will definitely love it!!, the banana pudding is really gorgeous , I want to try your dinner rolls soon..., and the clicks are beautiful

Asha said...

Jayasri, I running to your blog to get that Bun recipe, can't wait to try,. Thanks girl! :)

So Simple said...

Hi Asha Love this bread post I will be making both of these breads excellent.

Asha said...

Hi Gilli, thanks. Try them, you might like the recipe. Have a great weekend, talk to you later!:))

viyani said...

Hi Asha... thankyou for a wondeful dish..realy im searching for this dish for 2 months, but now i got it through u. again thanku...

Rashmi said...

Hey Asha,

Your pictures look amazing! I tried this recipe today with Dried Active Yeast and it totally flopped. The dough did not rise at all :(. I noticed you ask us to refrigerate the dough - doesn't that kill the yeast? Also, does adding raisins change the way the yeast react?
I don't know what I did wrong :(
Thanks for the sharing the recipe anyway!

Asha said...

Thanks Viyani, hope you try! :)

Rashmi, adding yeast can be tricky. Some of my bread dough has "refused" to rise too. Water you add to yeast must be warm between 90 to 110F. Less warm than that will not help yeast and too warm water or milk will kill the yeast. I have a temp strip to check the warmth now. Adding sugar for yeast is imp too, raisins don't make any difference. You can always add them when you punch in the raised dough and keep it for second rising. Most imp part is temp of the liquid, easy to make a mistake there. Try again.
About refrigerating, I have forgotten to write to let the dough rise first until it doubles, then chill it. For second raising, you can roll it and then let it rise again until plump. So sorry, I will correct it now.Don't know how I missed to write that!