Friday, 26 February 2010

Naan bread


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

3 comments:

MoominMamma said...

Hmmmmmm! I bet the kitchen smells lovely with the curry and the naans. I will try these out next time my Dad makes a curry, he makes fab veggie curry.
Kath x

Anonymous said...

Love 'em but have always been put off by the apparent need for a tandoor type over...will definitely make these
xxxx

Sue Caissy

Anonymous said...

oven..oven that says OK? :)