Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Easy Naan Bread

 I have had Naan bread many times and really liked it.  It's kind of like a thick, stiff tortilla with tasty seasonings.  I came across this Naan bread recipe in Modern Indian Cooking and adapted it to the bread machine.  I have had a lot of luck using the bread machine for kneading and rising bread dough.  There is a bread dough feature on my machine where all I have to do is add the ingredients, set it, take out the dough in a few hours to put in the oven.  If you don't have a bread machine, don't buy a new one.  The second-hand stores are full of them.  Apparently they make really bad loaves of bread so a lot of machine owners chucked them.  I picked up my Oyster for $10 at Goodwill. 

1 1/4 Cups Milk
1 egg
3/4 Cups plain yogurt
1/4 Cups of fresh rosemary, chopped. (If you don't have fresh, use 2 T dried)
4 Cups of flour
1 package dry yeast
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Place the ingredients in your bread machine in the order listed and set.  When done, knead dough on well floured surface and divide into 10 portions.  Roll out dough into 7 inch diameter and place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 8 minutes then turn over and cook for 8 minutes more.  Easy!  I ate this with Keema, an easy but good indian recipe which you can use any ground meat of choice or textured vegetable protein for vegetarians;P  Enjoy!