Naan


We are carb lovers.  We can find an excuse to eat bread with just about every single meal.  It isn't completely unheard of for us to eat an entire baguette while waiting for our food to cook!  Not good, I know, but we can't help it!  Buying naan or flat bread can cost upward of $3 for a bag of about 5 pieces.  I thought that by making my own, it would help to save us some money.  Boy, was I right.  I used this recipe from My Baking Addiction and I can probably make 25 pieces for the same amount that would buy me 5!  I wouldn't mind always having this around in the house.  It was so easy and so incredibly delicious.  I wonder if it freezes well.  I'll have to try it and get back to you on that one.

1 (1/4 ounce) package Active Dry Yeast
1 cup Warm Water
1/4 cup White Sugar
3 tablespoons Milk
1 Egg, beaten
2 teaspoons Salt
4 1/2 cups Bread Flour
2 teaspoons Minced Garlic (optional-I omitted)
1/4 cup Melted Butter

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water.  Let it stand for about 10 minutes, until frothy.  Stir in milk, sugar, 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 for 1 hour, or until the dough has doubled in volume.  Punch down the dough and knead in the garlic.  Pinch off small handfuls of the dough about the size of a golf ball.  Roll into balls and place on an oiled tray.  Cover with a towel and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.  During the second rising, preheat a grill to high heat.  Roll each ball of dough out into a thin circle.  Lightly oil the grill.  Place the dough on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned.  Brush the uncooked side with butter and then turn over.  Brush the cooked side with butter and cook until browned, another 2-4 minutes.  Remove from the grill and continue the process until each dough ball has been cooked.   (*I used a grill pan on the stove and it seemed to work just fine!)