I’ve been a bit MIA here for awhile, typically school stuff, but I had to share a recipe with you guys. As you might already know I’m a little obsessed with making my own breads, primarily using a bread machine, which makes it a whole lot easier but I’ve found something even easier, making naan. I actually eat a lot of this Persian / Indian bread so much so that it’s on the weekly grocery store list. However I didn’t have any idea how easy it was to make until seeing a video where a group of men were using an steel drum to do it on a desert camping trip. I figured if they did it then I could too, and I didn’t even need to turn on my grill to get it done.
1 2/3 cups of water
2 Teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/3 cups of flour (plus extra)
Butter to fry
The first step is putting the sugar and yeast in a bowl with the warm water, let stand for five minutes (it should be a little foamy). Then add the salt and the flour and mix well. After this (some extra flour might be needed) fold the flour at least 20 times and then put into a ball. Put this ball in a bowl, cover it and leave it in a warm place. I put mine in the oven after heating it at a low temperature because my home was a little cold. After 45 minutes I took it out where it had risen more than I thought. The next step was to roll out the bread in pieces until they’re very thin. Then using the stove on low and a large frying pan I lightly buttered one side of the naan dough and placed that side face down on the pan. While it was baking I then put butter on the other side and flipped it over after it was the coloring I wanted. Once the other side was done the bread is ready to eat. Because this homemade naan doesn’t have any preservatives you’ll have to be sure to keep it in an air tight container.