Yipee! My Grandmom and mom are here to stay with me. I feel like a kid running around happily. My 3-year old daughter feels double the excitement. She says ‘My nani has come with your nani?’
The word Grandmom is synonymous to a lot of things, like Delicious mangoes, Besan Laddus, Chocolate bars and Cream wafers. These are the things she used to treat me to whenever I visited her at Dehra Dun. I loved summers as a child. I would come back all plump from vacations to Granny’s.
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
- 1.25 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp refined oil
- Italian seasoning (dry mix of rosemary, oregano, thyme and basil)
- carom seeds
- pepper powder (or chilly flakes – as you like)
- Heat a glass of water till it feels hot on your wrist (not boiling hot !).
- Stir in the yeast and sugar till the yeast completely dissolves.
- Allow the yeast to proof.
- Meanwhile mix the flour with salt, olive oil, refined oil, pepper powder, carom seeds and Italian seasoning.
- Now mix the yeast liquid into the flour one tablespoon at a time. If you are left with yeast liquid and the flour has already come together then you might have to leave it. Sorry for the wastage.
- Now knead the dough for 10-15 mins. Stretch it away from you, fold it back into quarter and continue to knead in the same manner.
- Allow the Dough to rest in a warm place for about 1-2 hours.
- Once inflated, punch it down and knead very little. Shape the dough as you like and place on a greased baking tray.
- Allow it to rest for 5-10 mins. Then bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 25-30 mins.
Please Note :
Instead of 2 cups of self-raising flour you can use 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. The buns might not have a light and fluffy texture but will be more nutritious.