|Naan (Indian flat bread)|
|I made this last night for the "International Food Expo" at my department. |
They came out quite delicious - I was happy. Even the bf, who hates all
things unfamiliar, declared it "Good!" The naan isn't exactly like the
naan i've had at my favorite Indian restaurant, but I don't know what's
Recipe By: Madhur Jaffrey, "Indian Cooking"
5 fluid ounces warm milk
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
3 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 fluid ounces plain yogurt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Proof yeast in milk with 1 tsp. sugar. Set aside for 15-20 minutes. Sift
flour, salt, and powder. Add the other tsp. sugar, yeast mix, vegetable
oil, yogurt, and egg. Mix and form a ball of dough. Knead dough until
smooth and satiny. Oil surface and cover dough, let rise until double in
bulk. Preheat oven to the highest temperature possible, with oven tiles
on the base of the oven. Punch down dough, roll dough into desired shape
and size. Slap naan onto oven floor and let cook for ~3 minutes (bread
will puff). Put bread briefly under the broiler to brown the top side, or
else flip over halfway through the cooking. Serve hot.
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