Friday, 26 February 2010
Friday night is curry night in our house (or pizza if you'd rather, but MrL and I always have a curry). The murgh makhani (one from Hugh F-w"s books) is simmering nicely, just the cream to add later, and there are fresh naans waiting in a clean tea towel - Friday doesn't get much better than this! Here's my recipe:
Makes 4 medium naans
6oz of plain flour, plus extra for working
1 medium egg
approx 3g dried yeast ( about 1/2 sachet)
2 dessertspoons of plain ypghurt
warm water to mix
good pinch of salt
Put flour in bowl, add yeast and salt and mix; add egg and yoghurt, then mix to a softly stiff dough with a little warm water. Turn out on to a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes, then return to the bowl and let the dough rise to double size. Turn out again and knead for a further 3 - 4 minutes. Cut into 4 pieces and shape each into a tear drop shape or circle. I cook mine directly on the hotplate, no oil or fat; another method is to grill them under a hot grill - they will puff up and brown on the risen areas. Remove from heat and wrap in a warm tea towel until required.
Best eaten the same day, or put into the freezer as soon as they are cold.
As an aside, my duck/s have decided they will lay again; they stopped after the last fox attack, but over the last three days, I've had three lovely big eggs - one from a Muscovy, the others from the runners. Nice to see them earning their keep again!LOL
Posted by MrsL at 14:19