Monday, September 6, 2010

Naan Bread

Naan Bread


230ml/8 fl oz/1 cup warm water
7g/0.25 oz package active dry yeast
600ml/2 fl oz/1/4 cup white sugar
3 tblsp milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp salt
1 L 600ml/2 pts ¼ /4 cups ½ bread flour
2 tsp minced garlic
60g/2 oz/1/4 butter


1.In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water, let stand for about 10 mins, until frothy
2.Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt and enough flour to make a soft dough
3. Knead for 6-8 mins, or until smooth, on a lightly floured surface
4.Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, set aside to rise. Let it rise for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in volume
5.Punch down the dough and knead in garlic.
6.Pinch off small handfuls of dough (golf ball size) roll into balls and play onto a tray
7.Cover with a towel and allow to rise, 30 mins or until doubled in size
8.Lightly oil grill tray and preheat the grill to high
9. Roll out one ball of dough into a thin circle
10.Place dough on grill tray cook for 2-3 mins or until puffy and lightly browned
11.Brush uncooked side with butter and turn over
12.Brush cooked side with butter and cook until browned, 2-4 mins
13.Repeat the process until all of the naan has been prepared

Serves : 14 individual naan breads
Preparation : 2 hours
Cooking time : 7 mins each (1 h ½ total if cooking them all, freeze them uncooked)

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