Saturday, January 19, 2013

Naan Bread...Delicious with Pakistani / Indian Food

It is always right to have bread made the Pakistani or Indian way when eating such food. Somehow everything taste better...

Ingredients for 6 Naan:

-  2 cups of all purpose flower.
-  ¾ cup warm water about 37 degrees Celsius.
-  2 Tbsp. vegetable oil.
-  2½ Tbsp. plain yogurt.
-  1 tsp. sugar.
-  1 tsp. salt.
-  1 pinch of baking soda.
-  1 tsp. dry yeast.

Method:

-  In a small bowl mix water and dry yeast and let stand.
-  In a big bowl mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
-  Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture add water and dry yeast mixture.
-  Start your mixer using the elbow attachment at slow speed until both of the above are well incorporated.
-  Finally add oil and yogurt.
-  Mix on speed 4 to 5 for about 5 minutes until you obtain a nice soft dough. If it is sticky add a little more flour.
-  Remove dough from the mixer bowl and insert in a large enough bowl, cover with plastic film and let prove in an air current free, warm place ( I use the microwave oven with the door shut) for about 4 hours till dough has doubled in size.
-  When time, preheat your oven to 250 degrees Celsius with oven tray in it. It is important that the oven tray is heated as well.
-  Work the dough with your hands for a couple of minutes on a floured surface and cut into  6 equal parts.
-  Using your roller pin, make 6 round flat circles pulling on one side to pear shape.


-  Insert into oven and onto the already very hot oven tray for about 8 minutes using the grill to a dark golden color.


Serve hot with your food.
Enjoy!
Stelio
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