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Fate Naan

This is easy and quick to make, cooked on buttered foil in a hot frying pan or griddle if you have one. This makes the Naan really soft and gives it a lovely flavour. When shaping the Naan, make sure that you don’t make it larger than your frying pan. It should fit comfortably in the base to ensure that it cooks evenly. I have discovered (by having ‘starving’ folk waiting for dinner), that these breads can be cooked without proving - how good is that! This recipe makes 3 large Naan. Fate Naan freezes well, just defrost and reheat gently in a microwave, dry frying pan or under the grill.


300g Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix

1 sachet of yeast (enclosed with the pack)

1 tsp salt

25ml oil

300ml warm water

few drops of browning

15-20g butter

extra Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix to shape

Place the Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix into a mixing bowl. Stir in the yeast and salt.

Use a baby’s bottle to measure the oil and place into a jug. Measure the water and add this to the jug. Add a couple of drops of gravy browning. Pour this liquid mixture onto the dry ingredients and use a wire whisk to quickly blend the ingredients together until smooth. This will take about 1 minute.

Take three pieces of kitchen foil 25cm x 28cm (10ins x 11ins) and use the butter to grease it well. Place about a third of the mixture onto one of the buttered foils (as a guide it should weigh about 200g).

Sprinkle the surface of the mixture with a little Fate All Purpose mix and with your hands, well dusted in All Purpose mix, press and push the mixture into shape. A tear drop shape is traditional, about 25cm long and 20cm at the widest point, but you can shape it into a round to fit your frying pan if you wish.

Place a large frying pan onto a high heat. When it is hot, gently place the piece of foil with the Naan on top into the pan. The butter on the foil should immediately start to bubble. Turn the heat down a little and leave to cook for about 2 mins.

Use the foil to carefully turn the Naan over. Leave to cook for another minute or so to cook through. Repeat with the other Naan.


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