After scouing the Internet on my way home from work the other day and not coming up with anything that was convincing enough to make me want to bake or anything that would be a good substitute for my life-long love of poppadoms, I needed to think up a recipe for a gluten free naan bread to have with the korma the boyfriend was making for dinner on Monday night!
I used a combination of intuition with the ingredients I was adding and a few stand-by existing naan bread recipes on hand to help me with anything vital!
All I knew was I needed flat bread and it had to gave coriander in it!
UPDATED: Everything in bold is the updates as of 24.10.11
Making time: 10 mins
Baking time: 20 mins
Oven temperature: 250 C
You will need:
2 x cup gluten free plain flour
1/2 cup gluten free bread flour
1 x cup corn meal
1 x tsp salt
2 x tbsp sugar
2 x tbsp sunflower oil
1 x egg
200ml fresh yeast (or one pack of dry)
1 x tsp baking powder
1 x tsp xanthan gum
Coriander – fresh and as much as you like! I used about a big handful!
1/2 x tsp ground cumin
To coat the top just before its finished baking:
1 tsp margarine & 1 tbsp torn, fresh coriander & 1 chopped & crushed clove of garlic
1. Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, pour the wet ingredients on top and mix until a dough is formed
2. Leave to stand for 5 minutes
3. Meanwhile, grease a large tray
4. Half the dough and put the two halves onto the tray
5. Spread the two piles of dough out into whatever shape you want your naan, making sure it is about 2 or 3cm thick
6. At this point you can add some more corriander or push some crushed garlic into pockets in the top of the bread dough
7. Pop in the oven for 10 minutes
8. While the bread is baking, mix up the margarine, extra coriander and chopped and crushed garlic clove
9. Remove from the oven, use a skewer/knife/toothpick to puncture a few holes in the top and spread the mixture onto the breads
10. Remove from the oven and serve up with your choice of curry and accompaniments (I love a bit of M&S Sweet Mango Chutney)
This is a picture of my next attempt at the Naan bread: