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Naan - Simple and Quick

What you need: 

3 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 (3/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup oil or vegan margarine + extra margarine for cooking

What you do: 

1. Mix flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. Let it sit for the yeast to proof. Mix warm water with oil, or cut vegan butter into flour mixture evenly, and then knead water into flour mixture. Add more water if necessary.
2. Knead dough until smooth, and kind of a tacky texture is reached. You do not want the dough to stick to your hand to touch, but it will if you press gently. Place in greased bowl and cover with towel.
3. Leave in warm place for at least 30 minutes to rise. (I usually place bowl over pot of bowl of hot water to speed up rising.) Make pieces of dough a little bigger than a golf ball and roll out on floured surface.
4. Cook each side in a skillet with vegan margarine for about 45 seconds on each side (longer for thicker pieces). Bread should balloon when ready to flip, and be a light golden color.
5. Keep warm in oven until all pieces are done. Store in at room temperature for up to 2 days, 3 counting the day made.
We eat it with everything, sometimes we make the bread and dip and eat.
Source of recipe: Figuring things out.

Preparation Time: 
30 to 45 minutes, Cooking time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 
2 minutes
Servings: 
4 to 6
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Okay, I already reviewed these...but I have an amazing change to these..use SPELT flour...the flavour is MINDBLOWING!!...

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Mine didn't balloon like it was supposed to I don't know why. But it tasted really good!

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Wonderful  recipe will try this tonight!  :)>>>

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Change sticky to tacky. You do not want the dough to stick to your hand to touch, but it will if you press gently.

OMG I've been looking for this for a minute now so happy I found this recipe. Thank you so much! :)>>>

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An amazing recipe...never made naan before and it turned out great! :)

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Wow!  I made my own naan!

It took us a while to get them right, but after the first few mess ups, we finally got it down!  They need to be super thin - at first we were making them too thick - mainly because our dough was super sticky and we couldn't roll it out properly - but then we just started using our hands, like pizza dough, making it as thin as possible...

I only used one package of yeast - that's all I had - and ran out of regular flour for rolling, so I used chickpea flour....

But they turned out great!  Now I don't have to desperately search for vegan naan!

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Great recipe...
simple and tasty... thanks. :) ;)b

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I was sort of confused with the directions (proofing yeast?) so I just mixed the yeast with the water and then added it to the flour/earth balance and it worked perfectly.

According to ehow.com, "To proof the yeast and make sure it's active, (not dead) add one packet active dry yeast to 1/4 c. warm water (between 110 and 115 degrees F) and stir to dissolve. If the yeast is foamy and smells like bread, it's active."

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Thanks for trying. I can not go to any function or have guest without a request. Try adding different seasonings or making oliveoil dips!  :)

Thanks again.

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Great and simple recipe! I've never done anything like this before and I was quite impressed with the results. It made a huge pile of naan that I took to a potluck.....yum! Thanks!

I was sort of confused with the directions (proofing yeast?) so I just mixed the yeast with the water and then added it to the flour/earth balance and it worked perfectly.

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