Thursday, January 12, 2012

Naan Bread

Naan Bread
This is My favorite bread, it's made in the broiler and done in a minute or two.

1-2/3cups flour
2tsp.baking powder
2tbl.plain yogurt
1/2cup lukewarm water
Minced garlic

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the yogurt, and basically rub the yoghurt in with your hands to make a make a crumbly dough.
Add the water a little at a time mixing in with your hand to create sort of flakes of dough.
Gather all the dough together, and knead for a few minutes cover and let rise for an hour.

After the dough has ripened.
Open the broiler and spray the top with cooking spray, turn your oven on broil and allow it to heat for about 15 minutes.
Split the dough into 3 equal pieces. flatten one piece and place on hot broiler.
Scoop out about 1 tbl. chopped garlic with your hands and spread over top of the dough flattening a little more.
Close broiler and cook about a minute or two. Usually, no need to turn over, just lightly brown the top.
Remove from broiler.
Cool a minute and wrap them in aluminum foil or put into a bag, to keep them soft.
Serve warm.
It cooks very fast so you'll have to watch closely until you get the hang of it. (I serve it with chilli garlic sauce with a little water added, but this is really hot) This would be good with marinara, or with any main course.

                   I use minced garlic from the produce section of the grocer.

                           Whisk together salt and flour. Drop in the yogurt.

The easiest way I've found, is to hold your fingers stationary and make circular motions with your hand.

                                       Until it resembles large crumbs.

                Begin pouring in water very slowly while making circular motions.

                      Form the dough into a ball, cover and let rise for 1 hour.

 Lay the loaf on the hot broiler, spread about 1tbl minced garlic, and press the loaf to flatten it a bit more.

                        Broil until lightly browned, only a few minutes.

                               Keep them wrapped until ready to serve.

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