Homemade Naan Bread – 9p per bread

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Who fancies a curry? Curries are one of my favourite dishes – easy to throw into a slow cooker, cheap to make and tasty, tasty, tasty. Sometimes though, rice just doesn’t cut it. Especially not if what you’re really hankering after is a takeaway. These awesome naan breads cost less than 10p each, freeze well and are surprisingly easy. Clever Husband makes a big batch, freezes most of them and we reheat as and when we need a quick meal so it’s no more time consuming than using pre-made naans from the supermarket (excluding the initial bake-off).

150mls water
100mls milk – 4p
30 g butter – 12p
30 g sugar – 3p
1 tsp salt – 1p
1 egg – 15p (Aldi free range – can reduce cost by using lower welfare eggs)
25 g fresh yeast (free from Tesco bakery)
450 g white flour – 18p
2 tbsp nigella (black onion) seeds (optional)

TOTAL: 9p for each bread, not counting the nigella.

1. Bring water, milk, butter, sugar and salt to a boil in a saucepan.

2. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool until it is luke warm.

3. Pour contents into a bowl, mix in the the egg, and dissolve the yeast in the liquid.

4. Pour in the nigella seeds, add flour a bit at a time and knead into a smooth elastic dough (add a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky – a mixer is ideal for this, or the ‘dough’ setting on a bread machine).

5. Put the dough in a bowl with cling film or a tight fitting lid on the top, and set aside to rise in a warm place for 45-60 minutes.

6. Remove the dough from the bowl, knock it back and divide into 6 equal pieces.

7. Spread a bit of flour onto a work surface, and roll each piece into a flat tearshape, about ½ cm thick (tip: shape the piece into a cone before rolling).

8. Spread a little bit of oil on a large, flat non-stick pan – either by spraying, brushing or by adding a few drops and wiping after with kitchen roll.

9. Heat the pan to medium heat, and fry the naan breads until bubbling start forming randomly. Spray/brush/drip the upper side with a bit of oil, and turn them over. The naan breads are done, when the oiled bits have turned brown.

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Naan Bread – 9p per bread

    1. Love this! 2 questions: How did you get the yeast free from tesco?!
      & when batch making & freezing them, do you just take out however many you need at a time and cook from frozen? If so, for how long. Or dya defrost and cook? If so, for how long?
      Sorry for all the questions! Thank you ❤

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      1. You just go to the bakery section and ask the staff there 🙂 If the store has a bakery, they’ll have the yeast and give it to you. Sainsbury’s will supply too, though they charge 19p for 100g, whilst our local Morrissons aren’t allowed to release any (not sure why).

        We pack them up in pairs to go in the freezer and it’s up to you how to reheat – you can do so after having defrosted them, or bung them in the oven from frozen. You need to heat at 90C for about 20 mins from frozen, or just drip with water and pop them under the grill to warm if they’re defrosted in advance. I had a friend who used to stick her naan breads in the toaster, but I’ve not tried that one myself 😉

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  1. These are really tasty. We used a 7g sachet of yeast from Lidl and they worked out great. Ate 2 and have frozen the rest! Fantastic.

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    1. Fantastic! 🙂 Really glad to hear they worked out with the sachet of yeast – hubby came up with the recipe and he only bakes with fresh, so awesome to know they come out nicely with dried too. ❤

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