14 Apr 2016


Hello everyone

After baking perfect pav for my pav bhaji, I thought why not to give it some artistic twist and bake some more flavours and designs of bread from this perfect dough. I saw some patterned bread pictures few days back, on Internet . Keeping that in my mind , I tried to make these three types of breads, which are loved by everyone in both taste and look. So here is the technique and tips with step wise pics for baking these cuties. Hope you all will definitely give it a try and come up with your feedback too.


Serves: 3-4 ( each bread)
Time: 1 hr ( leaving proofing and resting time)


Pav dough 

Milk to brush


First of all cut orange size dough from well risen and again well kneaded dough. Roll a little thick chapatti from it and cut rounds from it using cookie cutter or any sharp edge glass or bowl. 

Now take one round and spread some Nutella on it as shown in pic. Now half fold it and again fold to quarter as shown in pic. Now seal its edges from one end only , as in pic .

 Now place it on a round baking dish lined with parchment paper or greased well. Similarly make all the petal shapes with Nutella and arrange as shown in pic. 

Now cover it and place at some warm place for 30-40 mins. Till then it will rise again and fill the gaps between different petals. Now brush it with some milk and bake at 200 degree C in a preheated oven for 15 mins. 

If it does not get nice golden in colour in 15 minutes then increase the oven temperature to 230 degree C and bake it further for 3-5 mins or till it get nice golden in colour. Take it out and let it cool on a wire rack.

 Your super delicious as well as eye candy is ready to serve. 

You can prepare this for any b'day party or in evening snacks or for kids tiffin too, they will love to relish on these beautiful chocolate filled breads.


Divide the remaining dough in two equal parts. Now take one dough and roll it to a rectangular little thick chapatti of your baking tray length . Spread Zataar mix on it evenly as shown in pic. Now roll it to a tight log shape. 

Now place it with sealed side down , in the baking tray lined with parchment paper or greased well. Cut the dough in 1/2 -1 cm thin slices as shown in pic. Now arrange the alternate slices as shown in pic. 

Now cover it and let it rest for 30-40 mins at a warm place. Now brush it with milk and bake at 200degree C for 15 mins. 

To make it more golden increase the temperature to 230degreeC and bake further for 2-3 mins or till get desired colour. Now let it out and cool on a wire rack.

 Your savory yummy bread is ready to be served with a cup of tea or coffee. 

Kids will also enjoy it with some sauce . You can prepare it for your kitty party or for tiffin snacks too.


Divide the rest of dough in small lemon size pieces and give them oval shape using your palm. Now place then as some distance , on baking tray lined with parchment paper or greased well. 

**Always keep some distance between each buns as they will expand twice , otherwise they will stick to each other will rising or baking and ruin their shape. As some of mine got stuck to each other.

Now cover it and let it rest for 20 mins. Now make ears of it using kitchen scissors and eyes by skewer or tooth pic as shown in pic. Now again let it rest for 5 mins. Then brush it with milk and bake it at 200 degreeC for 15 mins.

 To get more golden colour again increase temperature to 230 degreeC and bake for 2-3 mins. Now let it cool on a wire rack and your cutie bunny or piggy , whatever comes out😃😃 is ready to be served to your kids.

 You can also make these buns, stuffed with Nutella, potato filling, paneer filling or any filling of your choice. I made then plain as it was my first trial but will soon share its stuffed version too. Till then serve it with bhaji, Nutella, sauce or as it is. My younger one loves plain buns more. 

**** Never divide bread dough by stretching,other wise the gluten formed during kneading will damage, just use knife to cut dough in pieces.

So bake these cuties and please your kids and family with your creativity. I tried to explain all the tips and tricks but if any thing left then please let me know by dropping down your queries and suggestions in comment box below. Your comments and suggestions meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

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