19 January 2011

Naan

Oh man, this is my new 'favorite' bread. I say put quotations around the word favorite because if you know me, or read this blog more than once, you'll notice the lovely trend of my favoriting everything I eat. It's just how I roll.

It's sweet, it's salty, it's soft, it's moist, it's chewy, it has crispy pieces. How could you not love it?! Much easier than I thought, and much less time consuming than I originally thought. We ate through the whole batch so quickly...I can't wait to make this again. I would like to see how well it freezes, which is what I have to do with most bread I buy or make because if I don't, we'll eat it within hours. And although it tastes great with a stick of butter....my thighs don't appreciate rubbing together...and 3 nights of derby a week isn't enough to burn off that much bread and butter. (Surprised? I was too!)

Anyway, your not here because of my Fatty McFatty Thighs, you want the recipe!

Naan

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup Greek fat free plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • olive oil for cooking

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the water, yeast and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Stir in the flour, salt, oil, yogurt and egg and stir, then knead until you have a soft, pliable dough. Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled in size; about an hour.
  3. Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece into a thin circle or oval.
  4. Cook each naan in a nice hot skillet drizzled with oil (just a teeny tiny bit–you’re not frying it) until blistered and cooked, flipping as necessary. (When the surface has big blisters and is golden on the bottom, flip it over and cook until golden on the other side.

11 comments :

  1. Kacey,

    I'm -OBSESSED- with naan! My birthday is in two weeks and I'm dragging all of my friends to my favorite Indian food restaurant so that I can stuff my face.

    Seriously. I snarf this stuff down like I have one day left to live.

    Can't wait to try it in my own kitchen! :)

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  2. Woo! Happy Birthday!!! I hope it's full of naan and spicy goodness!

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  3. I just made a similar recipe last night - homemade naan is so good! Heated some in the toaster oven this morning for breakfast too. :-)

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  4. Yum! Will you be making a panini out of it and blogging it?

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  5. Uh oh...this means trouble for me and my thighs.

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  6. I love naan! It is so good and terrible for my diet... All the good things are!

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  7. Looks great, I looooooooove naan, and I love anyone who calls themselves Fatty McFatty :D!
    *kisses* HH

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  8. Hehe, It's takes a special person to understand the McFattersons! Thank you!

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  9. Naan is the best!! I've never tried homemade naan--just the store bought stuff. This seems like a huge wrong that must soon be righted. :D

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  10. So wrong..so terribly wrong...

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