1. I do not cook.
2. I sometimes post recipes on this website.
It’s a very strange thing that I do with food at home. I have a lovely new kitchen but only use it for tea. I don’t cook many meals, which is okay since my family is divided in personal taste preferences. Once a month or so, I do try a new recipe for book club, and that’s pretty much the only time I cook. It’s weird that I choose something completely new to me, too! Anyways, I made naan bread last time, and I just made it today for my office potluck. And you know what? It’s pretty darn good. My husband even likes it!!!
I used this recipe from allrecipes.com, ommiting the garlic and proofing the yeast with a tablespoon of sugar in the beginning. The first time I made it, I hand kneaded. The second time, I used my Kitchen-Aid. The Kitchen-Aid made the process much easier. I do not own a grill, so I purchased my very first George Forman grill, and it worked like a champ! I love naan, and now I am happy to be able to make it myself from scratch and never have to buy it again!
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (about 110 F)
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 -In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy.
2 -Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough.
3 -Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth.
4 -Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise.
5 -Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
6 -Punch down dough, and knead in garlic.
7 -Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray.
8 -Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
9 -During the second rising, preheat saute pan over medium high heat.
10 -Roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil pan. Place dough on pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the surface begins to bubble.
11 -Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes.
12 -Remove from pan, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared, keeping the cooked ones warm in the oven until they are done.