Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I made a resolution at the beginning of the year, to make something I've never tried to make before, for each month for 2012. I know it's only February, but I'm already behind!

Today I made naan bread (it was my January goal.) If I knew it was so easy, I'd have been making this often! I'm in love with homemade naan!
I followed Anjum Anand's recipe and here is her amazing demonstration video. The only changes I made, is instead of all-purpose flour, we grind our own flour, I used almond milk and olive oil.

1 cup flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tsp olive oil

Mix together dry ingredients. Make a well and add wet ingredients. Use your hand to mix into a smooth soft dough. Knead for approximately ten minutes, adding a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.

Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Let dough sit 15 minutes. Form dough into five balls.

Preheat oven and baking sheet. I put the rack on the upper shelf and set the oven to broil at 500 degrees. Roll out dough, place on the hot baking sheet and put it under the broiler. Mine was done in about 1-2 minutes. I brushed with olive oil and served.

You can also top the bread with poppy, nigella or sesame seeds, chopped garlic or fresh coriander before baking.

Today I made plain naan bread for lunch. I didn't have any yummy curry to eat with it, so I had hummus. It was heavenly.

On a side note - if you don't have a Nutrimill Grainmill, you might want to put it on your Christmas wishlist. Besides it being very nutritious, the taste and texture of freshly ground flour is amazing. Seriously amazing.


neffie said...

I've had naan bread a few times and I LOVE it! I'd love to make my own....

Sherri said...

I love how you are always in the learning mode! What a brilliant idea to make something new once a month...I would love that! I did make my first pizza crust...I would say..I have some work to do! :)

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