Monday, May 4, 2015

Tajikistan - Yoghurt Non Breads

I saw a picture of these non breads and couldn't resist having a go. I'm not expecting mine will turn out as well as these obviously fantastic looking ones. :D


1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup yoghurt
1 tablespoon salt
5 cups flour

 Mix half a cup of warm water with the sugar and yeast.

Warm up the yoghurt and remaining cup of water in a pan until it is lukewarm.

 Mix the yoghurt water with the yeast mix.

Now add 2 cups of flour to the liquid and stir well.

 Leave this for about an hour.

Come back to it after it's had a rest and add 3 more cups of flour. It should be stiff to stir it by now.

Knead the dough for ten minutes. I'm always grateful to JD for taking over the kneading, I get bored.

Cover and leave for 1 1/2 hours to rise.

This dough rose more than any we've made before. It lifted the towel up and completely filled the bowl. A bit scary really, haha!

 Gently punch down the dough (I suspect this is to teach the dough it's place again after all that rising) and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Then split the dough into 8 pieces.

 Form the dough into rough circles, press down in the centre with something circular to form the flat middle shape and decorate with a fork to make a pattern on the outside edges.

 We also did some without the middle flattened part.

Bake at 260C for 7-8 minutes until starting to brown.

 Mine are definitely not as pretty as the ones in the picture but we were pleased with them none the less. They were the fluffiest light naan/non breads we've ever made (thanks to JD's kneading I think). They were a slightly different texture inside from regular ones, almost moist and a bit chewy. Leigh and Erin also both ate and enjoyed them with our curry for tea. A success!

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