Easy Naan

We have tried a few different naan recipes and so far this is our favorite.


Ingredients:

1 3/4 c of flour

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

3/4 tsp baking powder

2 tsp oil

1/2 cup milk

butter


Mix all dry ingredients

Create a well in the middle of dry ingredients and add wet ingredients

Mix until ingredients come together, knead until smooth and elastic. Add more flour if necessary.

Let dough rest for 10 mins, divide into about 6 separate balls.

Heat skillet to medium heat.

Roll out balls until thin and flat.

Melt butter before cooking each naan.

Cook naan until browned on both sides. When they are cooked you can brush with butter and various seasonings.

 


recipe taken from thekitchenpaper.com

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chocolate chip zucchini bread

zucchini bread-recipe makes two regular sized loafs-

4 eggs

1 cup oil

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

4 tsp vanilla

3 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini

3 cups flour

1 cup cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 bag chocolate chips (I used minis)
Mix together the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla. Add in zucchini. Slowly add in your dry ingredients, last being your chocolate chips.

Spray loaf pans with cooking spray. Pour or spoon in your mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, until toothpick is inserted and removed clean.

Cool in pan for about 5-10 mins and then flip over on a wire rack to finish cooling.

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

So, earlier this week while Sara was making some delicious cinnamon rolls, I was making some bread to go with our cheesy broccoli soup for dinner. I got the recipe from my wonderful mother.


1 Tbsp yeastIMG_3262

1 Tbsp sugar

1 cup warm water

Stir together to activate the yeast (it gets bubbly).


Then add:

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp rosemary

1 Tbsp butter

Mix and knead for five minutes and let rest in an oiled bowl until the size is approximately doubled (about 1 hour).


Punch down the dough, divide into two and shape into round loaves. Brush with 1/2 Tbsp butter for each loaf. Sprinkle with rosemary and sea salt. Let raise for another 45 minutes or so.

Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.


Thanks Mom!

everyday cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Roll Dough
This is a cinnamon roll. . . before it’s stuffed in the oven.

this recipe is from the Our Best Bites cookbook. I was introduced to it by my sister in law, Courtney. (:

-Dough-

1 cup milk

4 Tbs butter

3 1/4- 3 1/2 cups flour

1 (.25oz) package rapid rise yeast/ ~2 1/4 tsp

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg
-Filling-

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 1/2 Tbs ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, softened

-Icing-

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 Tbs melted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1-2 Tbs milk


-Dough-   Place milk and 4 Tbs butter in a microwave safe bowl, heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Butter should be at least partially melted. Stir and set aside. In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2 cups of flour, yeast, white sugar, and salt. When milk mixture has cooled to warm add it to flour mixture along with egg while the beater is is running. Beat until well combined, about 1 min. Add remaining flour only until dough is barely leaving the sides of the bowl. It should be very soft and slightly sticky. Continue knead the dough for 5 mins. Turn dough out on a floured surface and let rest for 10 mins while you prepare the filling.

-Filling-    Make sure butter is softened well. Mix with both brown sugar and cinnamon.

-Assembly-    Roll dough into a rectangle about 12×14 inches. Spread brown sugar mixture over the surface (you may have to crumble it over the surface). Roll up from the longer side of the rectangle and pinch edges closed. Score the roll into 12 equal pieces and the cut into rolls. Place in sprayed 9×13 pan. Coverpan with a clean towel and letraise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven for 350. When rolls have finished rising bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. If desired spread with icing while still warm.


-notes-

You can also use a cream cheese frosting: 1 (8oz.) pkg cream cheese that has been softened,1/4 cup of softened butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp milk.

You can use floss to cut the dough

DONT ADD TOO MUCH FLOUR!!! As my SIL says softer cinnamon rolls = the perfect amount of flour.

Flour Tortillas

Ever since we started making our own flour tortillas, all other tortillas just taste gross.


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Roll out on floured surface with floured rolling pin
  • Cook on a griddle (no spray or oil needed) until tortilla is bubbling and then flip and cook the other side. . . it should look like a tortilla when it’s finished. . .
  • Eat plain or with whatever you want to eat it with

Notes:

  • We use this for tacos, taco salads, burritos, etc. (Basically anything and everything Mexican cuisine has to offer)
  • We also use this as a replacement for roti (naan, paratha, canai) because we haven’t found a good recipe for those yet (not for lack of trying).

In fact, we had them with our Butter Chicken today.