Friday, October 28, 2016

Naan

My neighbor introduced me to Naan when I was home sick with a bad cold and she brought some over with a large pot of chicken soup (best neighbor in the world!)  I was making some soup to freeze to have on hand for days that you just don't want to cook after a long day at work or if you're not feeling well, and decided it was a good time to try making Naan myself.



Naan

1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp honey

Combine in the bottom of your mixer (with the dough hook) and let sit for 10 minutes.  Mix in the following ~
3 tbsp milk
1 large egg
2 tsp salt 
3 1/2 cups bread flour

Blend until it forms a ball.  Remove from bowl and add in 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil into the bowl.  Return the ball of dough and turn so all sides are oiled.  Cover the bowl and let sit until the dough has doubled in size.  Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 8 equal pieces.  Form into balls.  Roll out into circles with the dough 1/4" thick.  Place on a heated (and sprayed with cooking oil) cast iron frying pan.  Cook until a golden brown on one side and then flip and cook on the other.  Serve warm.