So good, naan will be leftover! This delicious naan bread is the perfect complement to almost any food. This is a great dish for any party or family gathering and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Prep time: 30 min | Inactive time: 1 hr 30 min | Cook time: 30 min | # of servings: 16 pieces Ingredients
0.25 ounces active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
Gather all ingredients.
In large bowl, let the yeast dissolve in the warm water for about 10 minutes.
Stir in all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, milk, and egg until a soft dough is created. Not all flour will necessarily be used.
On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 10 minutes or until dough has a smooth appearance. If dough is sticky, gradually add small amounts of flour.
Using the olive oil to oil another bowl, place dough in the oiled bowl and cover with damp towel. Place in warm place around 90˚F and let rise for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Pinch off golf-ball size pieces of dough and roll into balls. Place the dough balls onto a tray and cover again with a damp towel. Place in warm place around 90˚F and let rise for 30 minutes or until the balls have doubled in size.
Preheat grill to high heat.*
Roll out the dough balls into thin circles roughly 0.25 inch thick. Cover dough circles not about to be grilled yet with a damp towel. Using olive oil, brush the grill and place dough circles onto grill. Brush the uncooked side with olive oil. Cook for around 2-3 minutes or until puffy or golden brown, then flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Repeat step 8 until all naan has been grilled.
*Note: The grill used in this recipe was a George Foreman Cook's Essential Grill, an indoor portable grill which does not have adjustable temperatures. We recommend testing two naans first on your own grill/grill substitute to determine the right temperature and timings for your machine.
Inspired by http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14565/naan/ All images by Bread and Better