What is naan? Some people call it flatbread. I call it one of the best inventions....ever.
I cannot even begin to describe how good this was.....and how easy!! It makes me nervous that I could whip it up any time....it could become hazardous.
I don't make very many 100% white flour recipes, but I needed my first attempt at naan to be in it's true form.
Next time (yes, there will be a next time) I will for sure experiment a bit with adding wheat flour. (note: whole wheat naan here!)
(I used this recipe, and followed it exactly except I used olive oil instead of canola)
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 large egg
melted butter or oil, for frying
In a large bowl, stir together the water, yeast and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.
Stir in the flour, salt, oil, yogurt and egg and stir, then knead until you have a soft, pliable dough. Cover with a tea towel and let rise until doubled in size; about an hour.
Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece into a thin circle or oval.
Cook each naan in a nice hot skillet drizzled with oil (just a teeny tiny bit--you're not frying it like a scone) until blistered and cooked, flipping as necessary. (When the surface has big blisters and is golden on the bottom, flip it over and cook until golden on the other side.
Makes about 8 naan.
I really, truly apologize if you eat all of it by yourself. With curry. Or hummus. Or honey butter.