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Naan Bread

22 May

Hello my dear readers!

First of all, check out this GIANT lemon:

giantlemon

I just had to buy it. I have a soft spot for deformed food.

But anyways, I made these naan breads the other night. Although I have to admit, hands down, that they were not as perfect as at your favorite Indian restaurant, I thought they were pretty good. And they made a nice addition to the lentils and yogurt we ate them with.

naandone

Ingredients:
makes 6

4 tbsp. plain yogurt
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 cup milk, lukewarm

1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tbsp. black mustard seeds

Directions:

Whisk the egg, salt, sugar, baking powder, yeast, oil, yogurt and 5 tbsp. milk all together in one bowl.
Pour this fluid mixture into the flour.

naandoughmix

Stir a little, so that some flour falls into the yeast mix, and a dough starts to form. Adding the rest of the milk, knead it all into a nice, smooth dough. Cover (with a tea towel) and let rise for 30 mins.

After it has had its nap, quickly and shortly knead the dough again, and split it into six equal parts. Form these into balls, and then roll them into longish breads, approx. 1/2 inch thick.

naanrollout

Transfer them on a parchment-lined cookie rack. Again, let them sit and rise for another 15 mins.

Preheat your oven to 450° F. (top heat or grill)
Brush the breads with water, prick them a couple of times with a fork, and sprinkle them with the seeds.

naanbeforebaking

Bake the breads (my rack held three at a time) on the highest rail in your oven, closest to the heat, for about 5 mins., then turn them over and give them another 3 mins. Watch them closely! I almost burned the first three. Enjoy while still hot.

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