The Chana Masala last night was so tasty (and we had so many leftovers!) that I decided to make some garlic naan for round II tonight. I’m not a huge baker, so I followed this recipe because it seemed fairly easy to follow. Basically, the steps go a little like this:
1. Activate your yeast (put yeast, warm water & sugar in a bowl together and let it sit for 10 minutes).
2. Mix yeast and all other ingredients together. Kneed for 7 minutes then place the dough somewhere warm under a wet rag and let rise for about an hour. I like to turn my oven on “warm” and set the bowl of dough on the range.
3. After an hour, it should have doubled in size and look like this:
4. Fold in some minced garlic then divide the dough and roll into balls about the size of a golf ball. Again, place them in a warm place and let rise for 30 minutes.
5. Until they double in size and look like this:
Getting hungry yet?
6. Roll the individual balls into flat circles on a floured surface.
7. Now is the fun part; brush one side of the dough with melted butter (I recommend adding a little garlic powder to the butter for a delicious boost in garlic flavor) and place face down on a skillet. I used my grill pan ❤
8. Cover the pan and let the dough sit for a couple of minutes. The bread should get nice and bubbly:
8. Butter the second side of the dough and flip to continue cooking. This is why I love the grill pan:
….grill marks make everything taste better!
This naan is delightful hot and straight off the grill or cold as leftovers. The husband sliced one in half and used it as a replacement to English muffins in a morning egg sandwich…he was delighted with the results!
Do you bake? What’s your favorite bread recipe?