11.25.2008

Naan, Anyone?



Try this recipe today and I promise you will feel like a culinary genius! The Swan household has been naan-crazy for the past few days, and I'm tempted to make another batch today!

Naan
(adapted from Allrecipes)

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2-4 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix the warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of sugar in large bowl. Proof yeast for 10 minutes or until yeast mixture is frothy. Add sugar, milk, egg, baking soda, salt and just enough flour that a soft dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 6-8 minutes, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let rise for 1 hour, or until dough has doubled in size.

Punch down dough and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough, about the size of a golf ball. Roll into a ball and place on baking sheet. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 -40 minutes, until doubled in volume.

During the second rising, heat up your frying pan to medium/high heat.

Roll out the balls into thin circles and place in lightly oiled frying pan. Cook until lightly browned and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes. Flip over and brush cooked side with butter. Cook 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and continue until the process until all of the naan has been prepared.

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3 comments:

amy@inspirationchic said...

great blog!happy thanksgiving to you.

mem said...

your naan recipe is calling to me! I would say centered city yoga at 9th and 9th in salt lake is one of the best as far as instructors go, its also where most of my friends take. also there is a bikram studio in sugar house just south of 2100 south on 1100 east. i'll let you know if i hear about any new amazing places though.

You are my fave... said...

Oh yum. I have to try this.