Naan bread is great to make as you can use it in so many ways; as an accompaniment to a curry or as a base for a pizza perhaps?
Why not have a ‘creative ingredients’ tray in the classroom so children can choose and create their own toppings? Simply sprinkle over and press into the dough prior to grilling. Choose from poppy seeds, sesame seeds, crushed garlic, fresh coriander ...
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; mix to form a bread dough; knead; shape dough; use a jug to measure liquids; use balance/digital scales.
Measuring jug, scales, baking tray, mixing bowls, wooden spoon, tea towel.
Ingredients (makes 5 naan):
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 110 - 130ml milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
- 25g melted butter
- Sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into the mixing bowl. In another bowl mix together the milk and oil.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the liquid mixture slowly, working from the centre and incorporating the flour gently from the edges. Mix to form a smooth, soft dough.
- Sprinkle flour on to a clean work surface and place the dough on the surface. Knead the dough for 10 minutes, adding a little flour if the dough is too sticky.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea-towel and leave in a warm place for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 5 pieces.
- Preheat the grill to medium and place a heavy baking sheet on the upper shelf to heat.
- Roll the dough out thinly into a naan bread shape. Grill for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Brush with 1 tsp melted butter.
So thinking about naan bread ...
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins. In general, wholemeal and whole-grain flours/bread tend to be more nutritious than white, and they also contain more fibre.
|-||Energy||1085kJ / 258kcal||13%|
per 75g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1447kJ / 345kcal
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