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Naan

Aha! I have solved my Naan problem.

Recipe:
3c bread flour
2T oil
1t salt
1t yeast
4T yoghurt
1t honey
3/4c water

Mix and break into 8ish pieces. Let rise until doubled in size.

Heat oven to 550. Bake naan close to bottom coil until puffy and golden - about ten minutes.

Heat range coils. Throw puffed naan onto hot coils. Burn lightly, brush on butter and serve.

I finished mine with orange salt from nathan_lounge and it was incredible.


The key is baking until finished and then burning on coils. It was light and crispy and ungodly yummy with the curry and humus we made tonight.

Ahm nom nom.

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From: thegelf Date: January 2nd, 2009 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yogurt? I had no clue naan had yogurt in it.

I'll need to try this. Looks simple enough.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
SO GOOD.
cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: January 2nd, 2009 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
So does this really awesome pita recipe I have from school.
From: thegelf Date: January 2nd, 2009 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you allowed to post any of the recipes you have from school?
cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea. I've made a lot of the recipes before at home. It's very similar to Will's recipe for Naan. Except it has whole wheat flour in it and bread flour. I don't know how'd you bake it because we bake most of our breads on the hearth.
vicalis From: vicalis Date: January 2nd, 2009 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
This post would be better with pictures. Primarily pictures of the step where you through the naan onto the coils. Maybe I would understand better if I just looked more closely at the inside of my oven. Also, did you use a pizza stone or anything for baking them on? I've heard that's good/important.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You throw them on the stovetop coils (range), not the oven.

I cooked mine on a wire cooling rack as my pizza stone isn't rated to 550 degrees (because my pizza stone sucks).
nidea From: nidea Date: January 2nd, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
What if you have a gas stove?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm.. I think I could get a set of tongs and run the bread over the flame directly to char it.
vicalis From: vicalis Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is correct.
vicalis From: vicalis Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, clearly. In that case, how high?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did mine at full blast. It smoked a lot. :) So medium to medium high heat should work just fine.
vicalis From: vicalis Date: January 2nd, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, this is why it's actually better if you have a gas stove. you can just set it on the burner and wait about 15-30 seconds and flip it with tongs and repeat until it looks right and it won't smoke. It's my favorite way to heat tortillas, but I haven't had a gas stove in awhile.
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