Vegophobia-is a word to describe a group of the public at large who are misinformed or undereducated about what it means to be a vegetarian or vegan. Not to be confused with 'Lachanophobia' -scared of vegetables. You might hear questions from someone who suffers from the phobia like "...But what do you eat then?" or the ever popular "so...you don't even eat ...BACON?"
YES you can cook delicious and easy vegetarian food!
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
Bread: Flatbread Naan
What you will need:
Prep time: 25 minutes Bake Time: 20 Minutes Ready in: 2 Hrs 25 minutes (this accounts for rising time) Skill Level: Intermediate (baking take a little more skill than cooking- don't be scared)
2/3 cup warm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter or ghee
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 teaspoons kalonji (onion seed)
Whisk the warm water with the yeast and sugar until the yeast is dissolved. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
Sift flour and salt three times into a large bowl add the yeast mixture, half of the butter and all the yogurt. Mix into a soft dough then knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is doubled in size .
Punch down dough then knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece out into 8 inch round naans.
Cover an oven tray with foil and grease the foil. Brush the naan with a little of the remaining ghee and sprinkle with some of the kalonji. Cook naan one at a time under a very hot grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until puffed and just browned.