It’s the third week of The Great British Bake Off and the contestants had to tackle Paul Hollywood’s and my favourite of bread! They had to make quick breads with no proving allowed, make baguettes and create show stopping 3D bread sculptures. This week I have the honour of hosting the #GBBOBloggers2015 linky for Jenny from Mummy Mishaps. For my bake this week, I did have a go at baguettes but they were a massive failure. They were flat, misshaped and brown on the outside but doughy in the middle. I will give them a go again but when I have more time as I seem to be constantly busy at the moment. One of our favourite dinners in my chicken & spinach curry, which I normally buy shop brought naan bread to go with it. However, I decided that making naan bread cannot be that difficult so I gave it a go with our dinner last night. You can get versions of naan bread recipes with yeast in however mine is made using baking powder so you can make the dough and then be eating them 1/2 an hour later. I flavoured mine with garlic and coriander as its my favourite. I added garlic purée and lightly dried coriander from Gourmet Garden into the dough mix which I made in my Magimix CS 4200 XL Food Processor. The lightly dried coriander is new and can last for up to four weeks in the fridge meaning you do not need to keep buying fresh all the time. I think it is a great idea. I then topped them with a garlic and fresh coriander butter when they were cooked. Stuart and I both loved these naan breads with our curry and I am sure they are something I will make again and again. I hope you will too.
- For the bread
- 175g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 175ml natural yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon garlic purée
- 2 teaspoon dried coriander (I used Gourmet Garden)
- For the garlic and coriander butter
- 40g butter, melted
- 2 teaspoon garlic purée
- Small handful of coriander leaves, chopped finely
- Extra coriander, chopped to serve (optional)
- In a food processor or large mixing bowl, add in all the bread ingredients and mix until a ball of dough is formed. You may need to use your hands to press it together if not using food processor
- For the garlic and coriander butter, add the garlic purée and coriander into the melted butter and set aside.
- Place the ball of dough onto a floured surface and divide into six equal pieces
- Preheat a dry frying pan/griddle pan until very hot
- Roll each piece on a floured surface until it is about 10-15cm long and a 5-8cm wide
- Cook each piece of dough one at a time in the dry pan for 1-2 minutes each side until puffed up, with brown spots on them. Keep an eye on them as they go from cooked to burnt within seconds
- Once cooked, place on a plate and brush over the garlic and coriander butter. Place in a warm oven until required. Top with more fresh coriander when ready to serve if desired. Serve with a hot curry and a cool beer. Enjoy!
For more quick bread recipes, please see:
Wild Garlic Pesto Pinwheels by Foodie Quine
Rosemary, Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Flax Focaccia by Natural Kitchen Adventures
Quickest Cheese Bread Ever by Utterly Scrummy Food For Families
Chocolate Muscovado Banana Bread by Tin & Thyme
Malted Spelt Soda Bread Recipe by Kavey Eats
Cheddar & Dill Beer Bread Rolls by Tinned Tomatoes
Apple & Pear Cider Spelt Soda Bread by Fab Food 4 All
Cheddar & Chilli Sweet Potato Bread by The Veg Space
#GBBOBloggers2015 Week 3 Linky
**The new bake off linky will open the Wednesday night or the Thursday morning following the new episode of the Great British Bake Off, with a new theme based on that evenings episode.
*The linky will remain open until the following Monday at 12pm.
** All entries must carry the Great Bloggers Bake Off badge and a link to my blog (http:///www.mummymishaps.co.uk) please
**When you tweet your bake off recipe, please @JennyPaulin with the #GBBOBloggers2015 hashtag and I will RT for you and add it to the pinterest board. Please add @Jos_Kitchen in this week too and I will retweet as well
**Each week a blogger or bloggers will be selected as a Star Baker and will receive a special badge to wear with pride on their blog.
**The recipe MUST be relevant to the bakes that are made in the TV version.
I was sent samples from Gourmet Garden for the purposes of a review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review. There are affiliate links in this post