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Naan

I love to bake, I mean is not a passion per se, but being able to make your own stuff and experiment new things is just awesome. However, I do have a passion for bread :P and this beautiful Naan is my latest fixation. I have been making it continuously for the past couple of weeks and I don’t think I had enough yet. :) Anyway, here’s my recipe. Enjoy!

I always start by activating the yeast [duh], which is pretty basic as you probably have noticed. Pour ⅔ cup of water in a measuring glass, add 1 tbsp sugar, 2½ tsp of dry yeast and let it do its thing for 10 minutes.

Measure ⅔ cup of plain yogurt.

Add 3½ cups of flour in the bowl of your mixer, 1 tsp of baking powder, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1½ tsp salt and mix them all together for a bit. Then throw inside everything else as well, yogurt and yeast. Give it a serious swirl with your mixer and then do some hand kneading for as long as you’re in the mood for. I’m usually very moody :D

When you are done, oil the dough, cover it with a cloth or saran wrap and let it rise until it doubles in size, usually 2-4 hours but heck I never wait that long, I’m getting hungry fast when I bake.

Turn your dough onto a floured surface and knead it for another minute, then cut it into 8 equal pieces. Roll them to the size that you want but not very thin though. In my example I added some chopped basil but only on a couple of them, I got bored afterwards.

While you flatten them out, preheat your oven to 450° F / 230° C. Now, here’s the thing, some people use a pizza stone to bake them, in which case you need to have a pretty high temperature, like 500° F / 260° C, but I am using a regular cookie sheet with a drop of oil on it.

Naan

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Naan

Ingredients
  • 3½ cups Flour, all purpose
  • 2½ tsp Yeast, instant
  • 1½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • ⅔ cup Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ⅔ cup Water, lukewarm

Preparation Instructions

Pour ⅔ cup of water in a measuring glass, add 1 tbsp sugar, 2½ tsp of dry yeast and let it do its thing for 10 minutes.
Measure ⅔ cup of plain yogurt.
Add 3½ cups of flour in the bowl of your mixer, 1 tsp of baking powder, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1½ tsp salt and mix them all together for a bit.
Add yogurt and yeast to your flour mix.
When you are done, oil the dough, cover it with a cloth or saran wrap and let it rise until it doubles in size, usually 2-4 hours.
Turn your dough onto a floured surface and knead it for another minute, then cut it into 8 equal pieces. Roll them to the size that you want but not very thin though.
Preheat your oven to 450° F / 230° C, I am using a cookie sheet with a drop of oil on it. If you are using a pizza stone to bake them, preheat to 500° F / 260° C.
Bake for 3-5 minutes and enjoy

Comments

  1. They look amazing and super easy….

  2. How large are the circles when rolled out?.. Looks so good!

  3. I make this all the time. Awesome recipe. I currently don’t have an oven and I cook them in a skillet on high heat and flip. Yum

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