Naan is a simple and delicious Indian flatbread. Serve it with savory lentils, soup, or alongside a salad. Here’s a recipe for naan, plus our weekly menu plan!
Our menu this week is intended to be as fresh as the 60-degree sunshine we expect. We plan to make our first homemade icecream of the season, sans machine. I’m also looking forward to accompanying my mother-in-law’s savoury smothered pork chops with a tangy lemon dessert from the latest issue of Real Simple.
Brie cheese is on sale at Aldi’s this week, and I couldn’t resist. I thought it would taste delicious nestled inside warm naan with a slice of crisp pear. The recipe for naan that we use is from Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook. Naan is a simple flatbread that’s perfect for spring and summer since it doesn’t require much oven time. We plan to use our own homemade yogurt in the recipe!
Our Supper Menu for the Week
Sunday: Cheese and vegetable quiche, salad
Monday: Tortilla beef skillet, homemade custard icecream
Tuesday: Anjou pears, Brie, fresh naan
Wednesday: Date night
Thursday: Smothered pork chops, lemon pudding cakes
Friday and Saturday: Out of town
Naan is a simple and delicious Indian flatbread. Serve it with savory lentils, soup, or alongside a salad.
- 2 cup unbleached white flour (or a combination of white and white whole wheat)
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup milk
- poppy seeds (optional)
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
Mix all ingredients except milk, poppy seeds, and butter Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn dough over so greased side is facing up. Cover and let rest in a warm place for 3 hours.
Place 2 baking sheets in the oven; heat oven to 450 degrees. Divide dough into 6 or 8 equal parts. Flatten each part on a lightly floured surface, rolling out into rounds or semi-circles. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds, if desired.
Place bread on hot baking sheets and return to the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the bread is firm.
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