Naan, Naan, Na, Naan, Naan Naan. (more than a Journey lyric)

my naan sense

my naan sense

From our fantastic “Down & Delhi w/ Debby Holiday” episode comes this naan recipe

Now I’m no baker but I am willing to learn. Baking involves mixing, precision and knowing when to not beat something too badly. I’m in. You can totally do this, and you will be stoked.

Mix together the flour, salt & baking powder. Add the oil & greek yogurt and put aside.

Combine sugar, warm water & yeast and mixy mix. This has to be in time out for a few to get nice & frothy. (holy cats, I’m baking)

Marry liquid to flour mix and incorporate well. Look out for clumps to smooth over. Dough will be soft & a little moist.

Flour is now your best friend, and your board’s. Give the surface a good covering and scoop out dough to board. Add a little more on top of dough, it can be so ………………………….. wait for it………….kneady.

Knead for a few minutes getting dough ball smooth with flour. Add bf ap flour as kneaded. (Stop me) Object here is a smooth finish for dough. Don’t over work.

Lyrical lunch.

Lyrical lunch.

Flour bottom of bowl and place dough in.

All rise. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a towel and find a nice warm spot to let dough rise. You’ll want it to double, it could be an hour, it could be less.

Return dough to floured board and roll out to a log like shape. Keeping pin floured helps.

Cut dough into desired individual pieces, six works well. (dough will keep in fridge for 4-5 days if you want to space it out)

Roll individual naan to about 1/2 inch thickness, thinner if preferred. At this time you can add garlic, herbs, sesame seeds etc. Just press into one side of naan.

Place griddle over medium-high heat, treat with cooking spray. We love our Lodge Cast Iron for this.  Rub one side of naan with water and cook 1-2 minutes. Bubbles will start to form. Rub other side (herbed or treated if so) with water & flip. Cook to desired color, maybe two more minutes.

Boom. You’re a baker. Serve your home made naan with oil, butter, ghee or whatever tickles your fancy.

Baking. Who knew?

This Post Is Brought To You By The Letter “D”

debby_holiday1Debby Holiday rules the dance floors and rocks the billboards. Her music is delicious, driven and delightful. Her style thrives and inspires. DIO! was lucky enough to get time with her for a recent lunch and Debby delivered the goods.

Debby Holiday lit up dance music with her #5 Billboard summer anthem  Dive in 2004. Holiday followed the smash hit “Dive” with her power ballad “Half A Mile Away”, which shot into the Billboard Top 10, along with Debby’s follow-up dance hit “Bring It On”.

All of Debby’s subsequent dance singles broke into the Billboard Top 20 including, “Piece of My Love” & “Surrender Me” (with the incredible Tony Moran), “Joyful Sound“, featured in the hit show Sordid Lives: The Series, from writer/director/producer Del Shores, starring Olivia Newton John.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Debby was exposed to many forms of music to encourage her expression. Her father Jimmy Holiday topped the charts with several of his own singles before co-writing smash hits like “Understanding” for Ray Charles and “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” for Jackie De Shannon. Debby’s ears were full of tremendous music to inspire her varied, passionate sound.

In 2012, Debby hit the Billboard Charts twice. Never Give Up with the amazing San Francisco based DJ Phil B soared to #9 in May of 2012.

Debby’s next single, Key To Your Soul (co-written with DJ John LePage & Jeff Fedak) hit #21 & includes an anti-bullying themed video for the song (directed by Del Shores).

Debby recently completed a staring role in the new film Blues For Willadean written by the award winning, Del Shores & co-starring Beth Grant, Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer from The Help.

Her latest single “I Like You” with Grammy Winning Producer/Dj Tony Moran is currently #8 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym3hqjfyzxA

Finishing touches are being done to Debby’s Double Album ‘Free2B’ (half rock/half dance), which is allowing her to fully embrace her two musical sides.

‘Free2B’ is due out Feb 2015

Debby was a joy to have in the kitchen and we welcome having her back soon!

ps our naan recipe she made for “Down & Delhi” will be shared today!!!

Lyrical lunch.

Lyrical lunch.