Naan

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This was sooooo easy.
I wasn't convinced until it came out of the oven but now ... totally convinced !!

I found this recipe at Souvlaki For The Soul.
I'm sure I've mentioned that blog here before, right ?
Anyway ...
He got the recipe from a great site called Anjum's Food.

I am going to repost the recipe here ... only because when I'm in a hurry I like to make one stop ... not be clicking all over world-wide-webdom !

Here's it is ... as posted on Anjum's Food.

250g plain flour
2 tbs. vegetable oil
110-130 ml milk
1 tbs. butter, melted for serving
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Nigella seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, chopped garlic and fresh coriander or a mixture of healthy pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Sift together dry ingredients. Mix together the milk and oil.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquids.

Slowly mix together the dough by working from the centre and incorporating the flour from the edges of the “well” so that you have a smooth, soft dough. Knead well for 8-10 minutes, adding a little flour if the dough is too sticky.

Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea-towel and leave in a warm place to double in size, at least an hour. Then punch out and form into 5 balls.

Preheat the grill to its highest setting and put a heavy baking pan on the upper shelf.

Meanwhile, start to roll out the naan into tear drop or oval shapes. Sprinkle over the topping and press into the dough. Place the naan on the hot baking sheet and grill until there are nice brown spots on the surface, around 1-2 minutes. Brush with butter and serve hot.

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Ok ... this is me again.

I was a bit worried as there is no yeast in the recipe.

BUT ... I'm not a good baker and I rarely make bread without the assistance of my breadmaker, so what do I know about it, really ?

But, the recipe is right. No yeast necessary.

Also ... it said to leave it an hour and it should double in size.

I left it a good hour and a half ... maybe longer, and while I didn't measure before hand, I'm sure that little ball of dough was the EXACT same size as when I finished kneading it !

Rory and I were set to make pappadams as a backup but didn't need to ...

These are perfect, easy, DELICIOUS and will be made time and time again in this household !

Rory made a yummy Madras Beef Curry tonight.

That recipe is up next !!

1 comment:

MODsquad said...

Ok, I'm book marking this. We LOVE Naan bread and I've heard it was super easy to make.