Oasis Naan

from ButterYum
adapted from Baking with Julia
makes 8 round breads

Ingredients

Naan Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups tepid water (80-90F)
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 5-6 cups bread flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

To Make the Dough:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine yeast, water, and 3 cups of flour; blend on medium-low for about 1 minute.  
  2. Stop mixer and sprinkle salt over dough.  
  3. Turn mixer back on and continue adding the remaining flour, again a cup at a time, until the dough won't accept any more flour (you may use all 6 cups).  
  4. Continue kneading with the dough hook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, being sure the entire ball of dough is covered with oil.  
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap allow the dough to rest at room temp for about 2 hours until it more than doubles in size.  Alternately, bowl can be placed in the refrigerator overnight, allowing the dough to return to room temperature before proceeding.
  7. Place a pizza stone on the center oven rack and preheat oven to 500F for about an hour.
  8. Deflate risen dough and divide into 8 equal pieces and roll each into a ball on a lightly oiled surface and place on the center or a pre-cut parchment circles (I used 6-inch parchment).  
  9. Flatten balls into 5 or 6-inch flat rounds.  
  10. Use a fork or dough docker to "dock" the center of each dough, stopping about an inch from the edge.  
  11. Sprinkle docked centers lightly with water and sprinkle evenly with salt, ground cumin, and minced scallions.  
  12. Bake naan, on parchment, on preheated pizza stone for 6-8 minutes, or until the top of each starts to color.  
  13. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes before peeling off the parchment paper.  
  14. Best served warm and eaten right away.   

Notes:  

  • May be stored for up to a day wrapped in a towel, or frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.
  • Rewarm in a 400F oven for a few minutes before serving.
  • The recipe divides in half perfectly.

adapted from Baking with Julia

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