Saturday, September 12, 2009

making naan bread

we decided to givemaking Naan bread a go....and loved the process....I've made lots of different kinds of bread before but not Naan....and I had not 1, not 2 or 3 but 4 helpers that day....

I used the DG methodof proving the bread (in the microwave oven for 1 min on lowest setting then rest for 10 mins then repeat) - not my ideal way but great when on a time budget.

Heres the receipe:
2 tsp yeast
250mls milk
500g (4 cups) plain flour
1 tsp sugar
3tbsp plain yoghurt ( I used sour cream instead)
30g melted butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
*yeast onto 100mls of the milk...Leave for 5mins to bubble up
*flour and salt into a large bowl -mix.
*make a well in the flou and pour in yeast, sugar, butter, yoghurt.
*mix in the flour and stir in the remaining milk too (to make a sticky dough...not always need all milk).
*turn out on floured board/bench and give it a jolly good knead/pounding! around 10mins
*put towel in clean greased bowl and either 1) leave for 3- hours OR 2) if doing DG method, into the microwave on low for 1 10 mins and then another min on low-rest 10 mins...
*knock back and leave for 10 mins or so.
*divide into 4 even pieces, and on floured surface roll out to form a round-about 15 cm across...pull one side to form a tear shape, until about 25cmin length.
*Grill onto highest setting and preheat the baking sheet for 2 mins....then grill the dough in batches...around 2-3 mins per side.-until puffy and golden.
*stack and cover to remain soft.
Serve with a wonderful butter chicken, or whatever you feel like! YUM!


Francesca said...

I love Naan bread, especially when it comes with Indian food! It looks a little complex, I'm glad you had 4 helpers!

Sally Anne said...

Fabulous recipe, thank you so much for sharing that. I will have a go this week, but unfortunately I won't have a charming little helper like yours !

gardenmama said...

i have heard of naan bread but have never tried it. thank you for this recipe! happy week to you : )