Naan

adapted from mybakingaddiction.com

makes about 10

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

Cost: $.80

(yeast: .05, sugar: .05, milk: .03, egg: .10, whole wheat flour: .36, white flour: .21)


1 Tbsp active dry yeast

1 C warm water

1/4 C white sugar

3 Tbsp milk

1 egg, beaten

2 tsp salt

2 C whole wheat flour

2 1/2 C white flour


In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and 1-2 C flour. Add another cup flour and then add flour y 1/2 cups until you can't mix it with a spoon anymore. Turn it out onto the counter to knead, add extra flour as it becomes necessary. Remember that you want to keep your ball of dough nice and supple--not sticky, but not a hard ball of dough either. (Although naan is much more forgiving of mistakes than a loaf of bread or rolls; that's one of the things to love about it.)


Let rise an hour or until it's doubled in size.


Punch it down. Note: At this point, if you'd like to get fancy, you can knead in minced garlic, rosemary, or any other herbs you'd like to fancify your bread. 


Pinch off pieces of dough about the size of golf bass. Roll into balls and let these rise for about 20 more minutes. (Note: If you're pressed for time, you can skimp on this rising time and still get great bread.)


Heat cast iron skillet (or another skillet that can get hot; the grill would work too if you're skilled in that area). I heat to a bit above medium. Lightly oil skillet.


Roll out dough as thin as you can and as circular as possible. Place dough on skillet. You can brush it with butter for a special treat, but I usually don't. Cook 2-3 minutes on first side until it starts to get little puffy air pockets. 


Flip it and cook on other side for another minute or until lightly browned. And then keep going.


Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate

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