Reason #190218 why I love summer: camping! Or, rather, glamping, if I’m being honest. Fancified camping is totally my schtick. The idea of grabbing your gear, tossing the kids in the car and heading out to the great outdoors to cook over an open flame and fish in still water is really what summer’s all about. Captured by Clary Photo, it’s a safe bet that I’ll be following in her footsteps in the coming months. See the rest of this fun-filled evening in the gallery!
From Clary Photo… There isn’t much that beats sneaking away for a bit of rest and relaxation. This little family of mine recently made dinner at our pond, where we proceeded to fish and watch the stars. We made naan bread, cooked over the campfire with brown sugar butter and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Here’s our recipe:
Naan Bread with Brown Sugar Butter
Yields: 6 servings
For the bread:
1/2 package of active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 small egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 1/2 cups bread flour
grape seed or olive oil for grilling
For the topping:
1 stick room temperature butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
For the bread:
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water with sugar for 10 minutes in small bowl.
2. Beat egg in large bowl and add milk, salt and bread flour.
3. When yeast mixture is ready add it into the large bowl and start mixing.
4. At this point you can either use a stand mixer, or if you’re outside pull the dough together and start kneading. Add more flour or water as necessary until your dough is soft.
5. Knead for 5-8 minutes.
6. Put dough into a well oiled bowl and place a towel over to rise. This should take 1- 1 1/2 hours. In the meantime make the brown sugar butter (recipe below).
7. When it’s done rising, flatten dough with your hands and start grabbing small bits of dough to roll into 1 ½” balls.
8. Place dough balls on a cookie sheet and let rise again for 30 minutes.
9. Once risen, brush with oil and place on grill.
10. When they puff up, flip it over to grill the other side. Each side should take 2-3 minutes.
11. Once finished, top with brown sugar butter and enjoy as a sweet treat.
Note: these can also be enjoyed without the brown sugar butter as part of your meal.
For the brown sugar butter:
1. Mix all of the ingredients in small container and when well combined place in the refrigerator.
Note: it will last for up to three weeks and is also great on toast or popcorn (my favourite!)
Photography by: Clary Photo