Archive for May, 2010

This recipe ran in eVent and Kamloops This Week a few years ago, and is the perfect accompaniment to the egg dhal that will be featured in the papers on May 27th and 28th.
2/3 cup warm water
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbs plain yogurt
¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more to oil grill
1 tbs minced garlic
In a large bowl, whisk together warm water, yeast and sugar until yeast is dissolved. Set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes for yeast to proof.
In another large bowl, sift together flour and salt three times. Add to yeast mixture, along with yogurt and 2 tbs of the vegetable oil. Mix with a fork to bring ingredients together, then turn out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to rise for 90 minutes, until doubled in bulk.
Punch down dough and knead for about 5 minutes. Divide into sixths and roll each out into 8-inch rounds. Combine remaining oil with minced garlic.
Preheat and lightly oil grill. Brush one side of each naan with garlic oil and place 2-3 at a time, oiled side down, on hot grill surface. Cook 2-3 minutes, until puffy and lightly-browned. Brush uncooked side with more garlic oil and turn over to finish cooking. Repeat with remaining naans.

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a sneak peek at my new book’s pretty pretty cover: http://www.thistledownpress.com/cgi-bin/thistle/thistle.cgi?function=dispbook&bkid=240&nf=

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While looking for a recipe for Cherry Moos, a Mennonite dish that calls up memories of my grandmother’s farm kitchen, I came across a blog that could serve as a biography of growing up near my grandparent’s farm. The recipes are wonderful, farmsy, full of lardy goodness. Thank you to the women at Mennonite Girls Can Cook for recipes I thought I’d lost, and others I never knew.

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