Easy Naan Bread
Easy Naan bread. Simple and delicious
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6 - 8 naan
- 1 Teaspoon yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 cups flour (all purpose, or self raising works best. Bread flour yields strange results)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Lots of melted butter for cooking and coating breads
- In a large glass (I use a beer tankard) dissolve the yeast and a teaspoon of sugar in warm water. Stir it up and leave to start activating (about 10 mins). It will start getting frothy, which is a good thing! Once the yeast is nice and frothy, add in the olive oil and the yoghurt and stir it all up together.
- Sift the rest of the sugar, flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
- Stir the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until you start getting a dough. This does take a bit of time to come together, so keep at it! Once the dough starts coming together, use your hands to mix it up a bit more, until it is (quite sticky still) but can be managed.
- Cover it with some cling wrap or a tea towel and let it rise for about 2 hours (or more).
- Once the dough is ready, heat up some butter in a big skillet and take out bits of dough. I don't use a rolling pin at all for this, as it is way easier to just kind of grab one end of a bit of dough and sort of wiggle/shake it into shape. You are looking to make big tear drop shaped breads.
- As the shapes form, put them into the hot pan and coat the top with melted butter. Flip over after about 5 minutes and cook the buttered side too. Serve hot with a delicious curry!
- Note: If you like, you can also mix in fennel seeds, kolonjii etc as well, although my kids prefer it plain.