Saturday, March 23, 2013

Homemade Oven Baked Naan Bread

Lately Ive been trying to expand my bread making skills, this week I tried two new ones for me ... Hamburger Buns ... and one of my all time favourites , Naan Bread .

Ingredient List :

2 Cups Unbleached AP flour 
1 Cup Bran AP Flour 

1 TSB Sea Salt 
1 TSB Garlic Chips ( or fresh , whichever you have on hand )  
1/2 TSB Baking Soda

In a Sauce Pan :

1/4 cup melted butter 
1/4 cup warm milk ( not boiling ! ) 
1/4 cup yogurt ( I used 3% organic ) 

In a bowl :

2 1/4 TSB Dry Active Yeast ( or One pouch )
2 TBS Warm Water 
1 TSB Sugar

Extras : 

2 TBS Butter , melted - For brushing Naan after
1 TSB Sea Salt - For brushing Naan after
1/3 Cup Water -  
1/4 Cup flour - 
2 TBS Oil - I used EVOO 

Step One : 

Put warm water in a small bowl, add sugar and yeast and stir until dissolved. Leave for about 10 minutes , should be frothy 

Step Two : 

In a Sauce pan gently warm yogurt , milk and butter ...  Once warm , add to bowl with flour , baking soda, salt and garlic chips ...  use your mixer , or hands ... and knead for 6 - 10 minutes :) Mix until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl then knead for 6 - 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.  You may need to add a little water or flour , I ended up adding a 1/2 cup of warm water , and 1/4 cup of flour ...   I think 1/3 cup would have been perfect.  

Step Three :

Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl , turn to coat the dough ball . cover with a clean , damp cloth , and leave to rise for about 4 hours or until doubled in volume . 

Step Four : 

Preheat oven to 520 degrees F   or your oven's highest setting and set a rack in the lower third of the oven, place a pizza stone on the rack to preheat also. 

Step Five :

Knock the dough down and knead briefly. Then Divide into six pieces, roll them into balls. returm them to the oiled bowl and cover with lightly plastic wrap. Rest them for 10 to 15 minutes. Next, roll out and stretch each ball until it is about 10 inches long and 4 inches wide.

Step Six : 

Gotta be fast for this step ...   I left the pizza stone in the oven and just slid the rack out a little,  I managed to fit two loaves onto the stone ,   4 minutes on the first side, and then 2 to 3 more on the other, and that is it !   Remove from the oven , I used my bbq flipper ... worked perfect !  Repeat until all your dough has been cooked .  Took me less than 30 minutes to make the six loaves.

Step Seven :

On a clean tea towel , lay out the hot naan bread, and brush with melted butter and salt , wrap in the towel,  and served immediately , or cool and refrigerate.  They should last for up to a week...  but its highly unlikely they will be around that long .   

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My Scribbles ! 
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Mmmm Naan Bread ! 
If your dough hangs off the stone , it will get crispy :) 
All done :)  Time to eat ! 
I enjoyed this one while still warm from baking !  
Mmmm it made for an amazing pizza ! 

I promised myself I would make this well over a year ago , Im so happy to say , that it was quick, easy and VERY tasty and it will become one of my regulars :)

I hope you enjoy

Peace, Love and Good Food
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