Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Naan (Breadmaker)

Since I plan on trying another recipe this evening, I figured I'd better get this one up. Taken from my favorite bread machine cookbook, The Bread Machine Bible, this recipe was quite tasty (there were no leftovers to photograph) but a tad blander than what I've enjoyed at happy Indian or Middle Eastern restaurants. It also didn't brown much before I worried about burning the bottom so it could have been less chewy. Finally, the yogurt component makes whipping this recipe up on a whim possibly challenging as I don't always have plain yogurt on hand. All in all, this is a nice and easy recipe that I would try again. (The recipe I plan to try this evening requires just milk, so I'll report back with the comparison hopefully in the near future.)

Naan (bread machine recipe)

1/2 c milk, room temperature
4 TBS plain yogurt, room temperature
1 TBS oil (I used canola)
2 c + 2 TBS bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp instant dry yeast
3 TBS melted butter for brushing

Add all ingredients except melted butter in the order called for by your bread machine. (mine is in the ordered listed). Set to "dough" cycle.

When dough is ready, divide into 4 portions. On a floured surface, roll into oval shape at 1/4" thick and 9" long. Cover and let rise for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees with two large cookie sheets or a pizza stone in the oven.

Place dough on preheated pans and brush with butter. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Makes 4 large breads.

No comments:

Post a Comment