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Donal's Nan Bread

Regular forkncork forum contributor DonalH who runs the excellent E Kirby 66 in Kinsale has acceeded to my request to include his nan bread recipe in these pages. I’ve  tested it and it works a treat. In his own words – “I spent hours making the curry but the Naan bread took all the plaudits. Simple to add other flavours too – garlic, coriander, cumin, chilli whatever.”

300g strong white flour
1 tsp salt
sachet yeast
4 tbsp Greek Yoghurt – at room temperature
1 tbsp Olive Oil
125ml warm milk
3 tbsp melted butter – for brushing

Oven to 230 degrees C
Sift dry ingredients, add wet. Knead to soft dough.
Leave in warm place to double.
Knock back and divide into 4.
Form into shapes of flat bicycle saddles.
Allow to rise about 20 minutes.
Brush with melted butter and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Eithne’s Brown Bread

A great flaw-free recipe for wholesome and traditional-flavioured brown bread, courtesy of my late and much missed mother-in-law

1lb coarse wheatmeal flour
2oz porridge oats
1-2oz soft margarine
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 heaped teaspoon baking soda
a good shake of salt
1 carton buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 250C.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Blend in the margarine and buttermilk until the mixture is fairly moist, but not sloppy. Grease an eight-inch loaf tin with margarine, fill the tin with the dough, and bake for half an hour. Reduce the heat to 200 and bake for a further half hour. Take the bread out of the oven and stand on a wire rack until cool.