how do you deal with stress?
I make bread. (probably one of the reasons that I’ve stopped loosing weight). Today was one of those nasty, frustrating, no good days. So, I made bread. Naan to be precise. Naan is an Indian/Pakistani grilled bread. My recipe is not particularly accurate (I don’t think…) has a little too much sugar and yeast…but, it’s fun to make. When I have a bad day it’s helpful to find something to pound on. Today while kneading the bread dough I kept hearing the Michale Jackson song “beat it” reverberating through my head. Maybe I should take up boxing? or kick boxing??
in 1 cup warm water dissolve 2 tsp. yeast and 4 tb. white sugar. Proof until frothy (about 10 minutes).
Mix together 1 beaten egg, 3 tbs. milk, 2 tsp. salt & yeast mixture. slowly mix by hand or mixer with a bread kneading thingy (descriptive, huh) 4 1/2 cups. flour, 1 cup at a time until all is blended together and dough is soft. Knead for 6-8 minutes (this is where the pounding comes in beautifully:). Allow to rise until dough has doubled in volume (about an hour). Punch down dough. At this stage if you like you can add 2 tsp. minced garlic. knead again. Pinch off small amounts of the dough and roll into golf ball sized balls. allow to rise again.