Thursday, June 14, 2012

Garlic Naan

Usually I have been better about posting, but I have been under the weather for the last few days. It is my ulcer, nothing contagious, but I have still spent a fair amount of time sitting around feeling sorry for myself instead of getting much done, including blogging.

That being said, having a mildly sore stomach gives me weird cravings. One of those cravings was Indian food and specifically, naan bread. Never being one for taking things easy, I chose to make garlic naan. Yes, it was delicious. No, it didn’t sit 100% well, but nothing has been and it was satisfying, which was awesome.

So here is my recipe for naan, a delicious bread that is perfect with a wonderful, mild hummus. Enjoy.

Garlic Naan Bread

Makes 8 naan breads

2 cup warm vegan milk, unsweetened

2-3 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons of yeast or 2 packages

¼ cup of oil

5 cups of flour

2 teaspoons kosher salt

6-10 cloves of garlic, roasted and minced

2 tablespoons oil, preferably garlic infused.

Combine the vegan milk, sugar, and yeast. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes until it has a foam. Once it is foaming, combine with the flour, oil, salt. Kneed and mix together until smooth, then knead for an additional 10-15 minutes. This can be done with a stand mixer.  Then, cover and allow to stand in a warm place for an hour. Towards the end of the hour, preheat to 450 degrees, or start your grill. After the hour, cut the dough into eight pieces, and roll each one into an oblong piece using a little extra flour to prevent sticking. Coat each one with a teaspoon of oil and press roasted garlic on top. Place on the grill or cookie sheets. IF GRILLING: Cook about 2 minutes on each side, pressing down with a spatula if they start puffing up. IF BAKING: Bake about 15-20 minutes. Then remove.

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