Using your broiler is a great way to make naan. This naan recipe is deceptively easy! You can choose to make garlic naan or plain naan. Enjoy with your favorite curry!
Combine water, yeast, and sugar in a large bowl. Let stand until bubbly and frothy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth, 6 to 8 minutes. Place dough into a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise until the dough has doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Punch down dough and knead well. For garlic naan, knead in garlic at this point.
Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of golf balls. Roll into balls, cover with a clean cloth, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.
Roll out 2 balls of dough into elongated ovals. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and cook under the broiler until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Brush butter on both sides and flip. Continue broiling until the second side is firm and golden, 2 minutes more. Repeat with remaining dough.
Per Serving: 252 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 42.7g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 26mg; sodium 424.4mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.