Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Garlic Naan Bread

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A perfect side for any Indian meal is naan bread. I have to admit that my trials in this recipe weren't always perfect with some of the naans being under cooked and others slightly over cooked. However the taste is quite interesting and the imperfections are acceptable in the kitchen.

Serves 4

  • .25 oz Active Dry Yeast 
  • 4 tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 Beaten Egg
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 4 1/2 cup Bread Flour
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Proof until frothy.
  • Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth.
  • Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise.
  • Let it rise until the dough has doubled in volume.
  • Punch down dough, and knead in garlic.
  • Pinch off small amounts of dough to make 12 to 14 pieces.
  • Roll into balls, and allow to rise again.
  • While the dough is rising, preheat grill to high.
  • At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle.
  • Lightly oil grill.
  • Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned.
  • Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over.
  • Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until done, another 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from grill, and continue cooking until all the naan has been prepared.
  • You can lightly sprinkle some more garlic on top for garnish

Recipe Origin: 
Garlic Naan Bread

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