Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 37 - Naan and Apple Sour Bread

Today I made four breads. The picture above is my Apple Sour Bread, which came from the Apple Sour starter that I started making almost a week and a half ago. You can smell the apple but can't necessarily taste it. I added cinnamon and raisins in it as well. It's very similar to normal raisin bread. I also made tortillas and pita bread today. These are very easy to make.

I also made Naan, a leavened, oven baked flat bread that is popular in South Asia. Typically this is cooked in a large ceramic, clay pot or domed clay oven. The dough is flattened out into a pizza shaped round and slapped to the side of the pot or oven. This is were it normally deforms into a slipper shape piece of bread and falls off the side when cooked. Since we don't have pots or ovens like this we cooked it in crepe pans. This came out tasting very good. My family gobbled this up when I got home. We used it for dipping in a hot mexican cheese & jalapeno dip, which we were having with dinner anyway.

Naan - (recipe from school) this makes qty 4 shoe sized pieces of bread.
all purpose flour - 7 oz
yeast - .25 oz
water - 3 oz
clarified butter - 1 oz
yogurt - 1 oz
egg - 1 oz
sugar - .5 oz
salt - .75 tsp

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer then round the dough and let it proof. Then divide into 4 equal pieces and form into a shape like a shoe sole. Then cook it in a crepe pan, but first lightly spray water on the pan side of the Naan. Cook till it releases from the pan and then flip and cover the pan. The second side will cook quickly.

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