NAAN- Why Haven't I Been Making This My Whole Life?!
So I came across a recipe on facebook for naan bread and it seemed too easy not to try.
I tried it and it was family approved- but l, I didn’t LoOOvE it, the recipe. It didn’t call for yeast and it had a quick bread texture, which really didn’t taste like the naan I’ve grown to love. I knew I had a great starting point, and I began my devotion to improvement. 😂Ok, devotion seems intense, but the next time I used yeast it was 900x better, and by time 3 I knew it was ready to hit the blog haha.
Here goes nothing:
½ tbsp active dry yeast
½ tbsp white sugar
¾ cup warm milk (I use almond milk)
mix gently and let sit until yeast activates (10 mins)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
1 ¾ cup flour
mix together and knead for 5 mins let rest of 5-10 mins (it should be soft, you don’t have to let it rise further)
while dough is hanging out, melt some butter ¼ cup should be plenty, add ½ tsp garlic powder and ½ tsp salt
divide dough into 4 for bigger ones, or 8 for smaller naan
roll them into little pancake shapes, slap a lil garlic butter on and throw it in a frying pan (medium heat) once there’s a little browning, flip.If you’re going to turn them into pizzas you can under cook them a teeny bit.If you want to eat them by themselves cook 3-5 mins on each side.
Boom delicious naan bread in less than an hour.
Let’s be real, the possibilities are endless, last night we made 2 different kinds:
Roasted Veg and Pepperoni (cause, kids)
Roasted Veg Naan-zza
So we diced, coated in olive oil, generously sprinkled with shawarma seasoning and roasted:
yellow, red peppers, red onion, and zucchini
in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 mins
Put pizza sauce on naan, threw roasted veggies on top and loaded them with shredded mozzarella (I wanted to use goat cheese, but the co-op didn’t have any)
threw them on a cookie sheet, baked until all the cheese was melted, then broiled for like 60 seconds SO GOOOOOOOOD
If you decide to make it, let me know! I can't wait to hear what you think!! xo crystal