Try this recipe today and I promise you will feel like a culinary genius! The Swan household has been naan-crazy for the past few days, and I'm tempted to make another batch today!
(adapted from Allrecipes)
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2-4 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted
Mix the warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of sugar in large bowl. Proof yeast for 10 minutes or until yeast mixture is frothy. Add sugar, milk, egg, baking soda, salt and just enough flour that a soft dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 6-8 minutes, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let rise for 1 hour, or until dough has doubled in size.
Punch down dough and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough, about the size of a golf ball. Roll into a ball and place on baking sheet. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 -40 minutes, until doubled in volume.
During the second rising, heat up your frying pan to medium/high heat.
Roll out the balls into thin circles and place in lightly oiled frying pan. Cook until lightly browned and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes. Flip over and brush cooked side with butter. Cook 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and continue until the process until all of the naan has been prepared.
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