Buns & Pav
A bun is a non-sweet bread roll, typically filled with savory fillings. A bun may also refer to a sweet cake in certain parts of the world. Though they come in many shapes and sizes, buns are most commonly round, and are generally hand-sized or smaller. Buns are usually made from a dough of flour, milk, yeast and small amounts of sugar and/or butter. Sweet bun dough is distinguished from bread dough by being enriched with sugar, butter and sometimes egg.
Pav is a bread that originated in Portugal and was brought to Goa, India by the Portuguese settlers. This bread was called pao and was used in the church for communion. Pav is the soft, pillowy bread rolls that is served with the popular Indian Pav Bhaji, and traditional bread made in local bakeries in India. The craziest story about the origin of the word pav is that it was so named because the dough was kneaded using the feet (paon in Hindi) and not the hands to speed up the work and keep pace with the demand. Some say that pav came as a set of four. Pav in Marathi means one-fourth, so a quarter of a loaf was equal to a pav. Pav is stretchier than regular bread and has a delicious yeast-like taste. The aroma of pav making is also quite distinct and pleasant.
What is the difference between pav and bread?
Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded, and sometimes fermented. Nutritionally, bread is categorized as a source of grains in the food pyramid. Further, it is a good source of carbohydrates and nutrients such as magnesium, iron, selenium, B vitamins, and dietary fiber depending on the flour used for making the bread.
Pav is made of maida which is processed and is thus high in carbohydrates and hence a good source of energy. Pav is stretchier than regular bread and has a delicious yeast-like taste. The aroma of pav making is also quite distinct and pleasant.
Fundamentally, both have the same ingredients like refined flour, a bit of oil, sugar and salt, and yeast as the leavening agent. The significant differences in the end product is due to the process of making like kneading time, proofing time, baking time, baking method and the relative quantity of yeast used (pav uses more).
What is Laccha paratha made of?
Laccha paratha is a unique flatbread which can be made with both wheat flour and all-purpose flour. It is traditionally fried with ghee and becomes crispy and flaky, and the layers can be visible from outside. It can be served with your favourite curries.
What's the difference between roti and paratha?
The basic difference between roti and paratha is, roti is a plain bread, while paratha has multiple layers and sometimes stuffed and shallow fried also. But both bread are always part of the staple diet of Indians. Roti is a generic term that is used to describe a plain flat bread which is made from wheat flour.
What buns are best for burgers?
Best buns for burgers are listed below:
- Ciabatta Roll: The thick crust of Italian-style ciabatta provides structure for even the juiciest of burgers.
- English Muffin: Round and sturdy, the English muffin seems designed for burgers.
- Kaiser Roll: The bulk and fluffy interior of this classic bun, good versions of which can be found in most supermarkets, make it an excellent vehicle for big, juicy backyard burgers.
- Onion Roll: A bun studded with onion bits gives character to simple burgers.
- Potato Roll: This sweet, pillowy roll is the softest of burger buns.
- Pretzel Roll: this Salty and chewy roll is a great optin for burgers.
- Sesame Seed Bun: This soft and fragrant bun has become the iconic burger platform.
- Sliced Bread: Toasted sandwich bread was the original burger bun. Denser-textured breads, like the ones from Pepperidge Farm, hold up well to patties thick and thin.