Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Flat breads from Episode 2 GBBO

Spiced Mango and seed Naan bread
150ml milk
2tsp Caster Sugar
7g Allinson Easy Action Yeast
450g Allinson White bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
150ml natural yog
1 egg
Dried Mango (7or8 strips)
2 tablespoon Cumin seeds
1 ½  Tablespoon Black onion seeds
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoon groundnut


Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C then pop in  the pizza stone, I used a Pampered Chef one
In a pan gently warm the 150ml milk to body temperature, pour this into a bowl and add1 teaspoon of sugar and the yeast, stir and set aside while you prepare the flavourings
Chop the dried mango and set aside in a bowl
In a dry pan toast the cumin and black onion seeds for a few minutes until they begin to pop, moving them around the pan so that they don’t burn
Pour into the bowl with the mango
Add the groundnut oil to the hot pan and then add the ground spices and fry off then add the mango and seeds back to the pan to coat in the oil and spices then pour all this back into the bowl and set aside
Measure out the flour, baking powder, salt and the 1 remaining tsp of the sugar into a large bowl
In a measuring jug measure out the 150ml of natural yoghurt, add one egg and 2 tablespoons of oil and mix
Add the yoghurt mixture and the yeast mixture to the flour and stir to form a dough
Knead for 10mins, coat in a little oil, pop back in the bowl and set aside for 40mins
Heat a large flat griddle pan on the hop until hot, whilst shaping the first Naan into a teardrop shape
Cook this on the griddle for one minute on each side, while this cooks shape the next Naan
When the Naan has had a minute each side lightly sprinkle with water and put in the hot oven on the pizza stone for2-3 minutes to puff and get a lovely golden colour
Repeat steps  for all 6 Naans, keeping the cooked Naans on foil and covered with a dry tea towel
serve and enjoy!

the picture of Paul Hollywood cutting the naan on Episode 2

So after bread week I thought I'd post my 'get in there' (so sorry to write that, i couldn't help myself, particularly as i had no memory of such an amazing compliment) Naan breads, they are really tasty and even my children really like them.  my family really like chilli and curry like me so these went down really well in my house.  I hope you like them too. 
Bread week was so much fun to film, possibly one of my fav weeks, me and Sarah-jane were on the kitchens at the back side by side and we had such a good laugh, sneaking over to each other for a chat or a joke or to peep into each others ovens!
We really hope you keep watching and enjoying gbbo, all the bakers were so lovely and we formed real friendships, we were like a little family, each person having their own role and character!


  1. Yumm!
    Love you both in the show.

  2. Hi girls.

    Love your blog and loved watching you both in GBBO. Would you be interested in being interviewed on my own blog to drum up a bit of support for yours? I'd love to interview you x

  3. At what point do the mango and seeds go in?