*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Nan (Indian Bread)
 
 Recipe By     : “The Frugal Gourmet on our Immigrant Ancestors”:
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Freezer Meals
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           yogurt
      1/2  cup           milk
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
    1      teaspoon      sugar
    4      tablespoons   butter -- melted and cooled
    2                    eggs -- lightly beaten
    2      packages      quick-rising yeast
    3 1/2  cups          unbleached white flour
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      poppy seeds or sesame seeds
 
 Warm the yogurt and stir in the milk until thoroughly mixed. Remove from
 the heat and cool. (This can be done in a microwave.) Place the yogurt
 mixture in a mixing bowl for a very heavy mixer, such as a KitchenAid.
 Otherwise do this by hand. Add the baking soda, sugar, 2 tablespoons of
 the butter, eggs, and yeast. Mix until the yeast dissolves. Stir in the
 flour and salt. Using the dough hook for your electric mixer, knead the
 dough for 15 to 20 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place the dough on
 a plastic container and cover with a large stainless-steel bowl. Let the
 dough rise to twice its size, about 2 hours. Dust your hands with flour.
 Knead the dough again for a few minutes and divide into 8 balls. Roll
 each ball into a 10-inch pancake. Pull each pancake gently to give it an
 oval shape. Cover with the plastic wrap for 20 minutes. Do not stack the
 pancakes as they will stick together. Plastic trays covered with plastic
 wrap can be used. Heat your oven to 450 degrees along with clay tiles
 for baking bread ( I would think a pizza stone would work fine) or an
 upside-down baking sheet. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter with
 poppy seeds. Place a bit of flour on a small plywood board and place a
 loaf on the board. Brush the top with some of the butter and seeds and
 then slide into the oven. Bake just until the bubbles that form on the
 dough turn a bit brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from the oven using the
 plywood board and brush the bottom of the loaf with a bit of water.
 Stack the loaves and cover with plastic wrap until serving time. ( Or I
 imagine you could flash freeze these!...........If you go to all this
 work freezing would definitely be a good idea!)
 
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