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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chloe's Naan


     Apparently my sister Chloe has learned about more than engineering while she has been away at school.  The Chloe I knew left loving pancakes, Oreo balls, and sweet potatoes with marshmallows.  Throw in a batch of guacamole every once in a while and she was a happy camper.



     So, imagine my surprise when I got a call from Chloe and MiMi not long before she went back to school.  Chloe had requested Indian food for dinner and they were inviting me for naan and butter chicken.  Now, I had a slow cooker full of dinner that would be ready to go after work, but I thought back and started counting up all of the times I had been invited somewhere for homemade naan.  I got to one.  This was the only time that had ever happened, so I knew I had better take advantage.


    I picked up the little man after work and we headed over for our feast.  We got there in time to watch Chloe and MiMi finish making the naan and put the last few touches on the butter chicken.  The yellow rice was ready to go and we were hungry!  Who would have thought my littlest sister would inspire a food first for me?!  She needs to come home more often ;-)

Chloe's Naan

Ingredients:

1 (.25 oz) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
3 T milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup butter


  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water.  Set aside while you gather up your ingredients.  Once yeast is frothy, stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt and 4 cups of flour.  Keep adding flour until you get a soft dough.  Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth.  Let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down.  Pinch off golf ball sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place on a tray and cover again with the damp towel. Allow to double in size, about 45 minutes.
  4. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven (preferably with large cast iron pans in it) to 450.
  5. Roll a couple of balls out into thin circles. Place on hot pan.  Flip after 2-3 minutes and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Brush both sides with butter.  Repeat until desired number of naan are cooked.  

34 comments:

  1. That was a lot of fun. Chloe sure inspired something new for us. I wonder what it will be next? We went from Hungary with Kristie and Josh to India with Chloe all without leaving the kitchen!

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    1. We have been quite worldly lately!

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  2. Looks really nice ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  3. That's so sweet your little sister made dinner for you. I must try this Naan! And butter chicken? That sounds fabulous!

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    1. It was a lot of fun and such a surprise coming from her!

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  4. Hi Carlee!
    How fun! And your meal looks delicious too!
    There's nothing like a fresh, warm piece of Naan bread :0)
    I always have some in my fridge to serve with meals. We love it! I've never tried making it before . . . but love the simplicity of your recipe.
    Family and food . . . two of my favorite things :0)
    Have a great weekend!
    Suzanne

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    1. Warm naan is the best, isn't it? It was so much fun to head over and help them finish making it. Now I know how easy it can be and I can't wait to give it a try at home! Have a wonderful weekend, Suzanne!

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  5. Wow, this looks so good! I love your tagline...family favorites are the best :)

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    1. Thank you! I love family recipes. It has been fun trying some that go back to my second and third great grandparents but it also fun to share the things we are liking now!

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  6. I like naan with a salad on the side! Thanks for sharing the recipe to make it! I bet that meal was delicious at your sisters! Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie

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    1. Naan and a salad sounds like a perfect meal! It was delicious and such a surprise!

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  7. Nothing beats a warm a piece of naan bread! I bet you are the best big sister, no wonder she wants to cook for you! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I think I'm her best big sister if nothing else, but her other big sister might not agree!

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  8. Hi Carlee...love naan and would really love the recipe for the butter chicken! Seems my family likes international food much more than 'american' food, and Indian is one of our favorites, along with Thai!

    Hugs and Happy Sunday

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    1. We really enjoy Indian food too! I'll try to get the butter chicken recipe up soon! Have a great Sunday and a wonderful week!

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  9. That all looks really tasty. I've never made Indian food before, I have a go to bottled sauce that I put over chicken and rice. Every time I try to recreate it, I fail, haha. The naan looks really good.

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    1. Indian food is complicated, that is for sure. I am not sure our "Indian" entrees are very authentic and we don't have any Indian restaurants without driving a few hours. It would be interesting to see if it is even close ;-)

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  10. This makes it look so simple! oh my this looks wonderful! Would love to have you share on the "What's for Dinner" link party -

    http://www.lazygastronome.com/1622-2/

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    1. I will stop over, thank you!

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    2. Thanks for sharing on the "Whats for dinner" linky!

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  11. Sounds divine!! Thanks for sharing at our Tips & Tricks Link Party. :)

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    1. Thank you! It was so fun to be invited over just in time to watch the magic happen. Thanks for hosting!

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  12. Isn't it amazing what they bring home from school? My daughter cooked for me the last time she was home from college, it was wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. You just never know what they are going to come up with! She is in an apartment this year, so she is definitely having to fend for herself a bit more.

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  13. I've not yet tried Naan bread, but this sounds great. You have a great sister too :)

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  14. Looks like she's got a couple of options post-school, if that naan is as good as it looks! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  15. We've been wanting to try making naan for a while now, and didn't realize it wasn't super complicated to make. yay! :)

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  16. This looks so yummy! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It was so food and perfect with the butter chicken! Thank you!

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of Indian food, but butter chicken and naan bread is the exception! What a treat to have it made for you.

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    1. It was delicious and such a fun surprise, thank you!

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