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Easy & Authentic Naan Bread

Easy & Authentic Naan Bread

Sublime naan bread with an irresistible chewy yet tender texture! They are grilled, so they have a finish just like tandoori oven baked naan.

Ingredients: 8 pieces

All-purpose flour (or 1/2 bread flour and 1/2 cake flour)
400 g
Salt
1 teaspoon
Lukewarm water, about 38°C
240 ml
Honey (or sugar)
1 tablespoon
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Dry yeast
2 teaspoons
Baking powder
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Put the all purpose flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and mix together (no need to sift.)
2. Add the honey and dry yeast to the lukewarm water, and mix well.
3. Put the liquid into the bowl from Step 1, and mix it up using cooking chopsticks. Add the olive oil, and kneed the dough in the bowl with your hand. Bring together in a ball (it's okay if it doesn't come together quite as neatly as it does when making normal bread).
4. Cover the bowl with a tightly wrung out moistened kitchen towel, and use your microwave's bread-rising setting to let the dough rise for 30 minutes. (In the summer you can just leave the dough out to rise at room temperature.)
5. Dust the dough with just enough flour so that the knife doesn't stick to it, and cut it into 8 portions. Roll each portion of dough out thinly, and place on a sheet of aluminium foil that's been lightly spread with olive oil.
6. Cool the naan one at a time on a preheated oven grill set to the highest setting, 20 to 30 seconds at a time to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make freshly cooked naan at home, so I cam up with this recipe.