A pretty interesting recipe for a bread called Naan, very popular in Asia, it’s soft, chewy and has a delicious buttery taste.
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Additional: 1 hr 40 mins
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 ½ cups bread flour
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (Optional)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Let stand for about 10 minutes, until frothy.
Meanwhile, generously oil a large bowl.
Stir sugar, milk, egg, and salt into the yeast mixture. Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth, 6 to 8 minutes.
Place dough in the prepared oil, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough on a lightly floured surface, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball; you should have about 14. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat a large grill pan over high heat.
Roll each piece of dough into a thin circle.
Brush some melted butter on the preheated grill pan. Place a few pieces of dough in the pan (as many as you can fit) and cook until puffy and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush butter onto the uncooked sides, flip, and cook until browned, 2 to 4 more minutes. Remove from the grill and repeat to cook the remaining naan.