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Naan with a Tahini and Date Syrup dip

A little date syrup mixed with tahini and scooped up with the flat bread of your choice. Be it lavash, naan or a tortilla, this makes a wonderful treat, anytime of the day. 

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The date syrup-tahini dip is to be mixed to taste. You might want to start out with an equal amount of each then adjust to your taste. I prefer more tahini than syrup. 


I didn't have any bread on hand so I decided to try my hand at making naan. 


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Not to brag or anything, but it was great. 

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Measure out 600 gms or approximately 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, 

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and; 225 ml of warm water, 225 ml of milk, <I mixed these two together> 1 1/2 tsp sugar, 2 level teaspoons of active dry yeast, 3-4 tbs of active natural yogurt, 2 tbs of poppy or sesame seeds and 3-4 tbs of ghee

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To the warm water milk mixture add the sugar and sprinkle the yeast on top. Set aside for 15 minutes until the yeast is active and bubbly. 

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To the flour stir in the yogurt and 3 tablespoons of ghee. Work it in until it is broken into pea size pieces. 

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Now make a soft bread-like dough using the required amount of the milk-yeast mixture to accomplish this. Don't be afraid to use more or less than the recipe calls for. 

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Knead well until smooth. 

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Cover and let sit in a warm place until the dough is doubled. 

Put a little oil in the bottom the the bowl you are going to use to raise the dough in. Put the dough ball in the bowl and roll it around in the oil before covering to rise. 

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Knead the dough again, 

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and let it double in size. 
 

Knock it down and divide into 16 equal portions, I got 18, close to equal portions. 

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Heat the griddle very hot. You want to put the Naan on a very hot griddle or it will get leathery. 

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Dust and roll out one ball at a time into an oblong tear shape, or something similar. ;-)

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Brush with a little ghee, 

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and sprinkle with a little poppy or sesame seeds. <optional>

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Place ghee side down on the hot griddle then brush the top with more ghee.

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 While this one is cooking roll out the next ball. 

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By the time the second ball is rolled out, the first one is ready to flip to continue cooking for about a minute more. 

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Remove cooked Naan and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm. 

Repeat 14 more times. 

I found the recipe for the naan and the great step by step directions here. 

http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_display.php?id=10108

And that's that. 


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