This is my quick version of naan. When we are running out of bread or baguette I make these. It is soft and chewy on the inside, and slightly crisp on the outside. A yeast-version of this bread will give more bread-like result using baking powder gives a softer texture that is similar to a biscuit.
Great for lunch, dinner but also as a homemade snack.
Top the still warm naans with a little melted butter and honey. Bliss.
You can freeze them, store in plastic bags, then thawed and reheat in foil in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
Easy Naan Bread
• 3½ cups of all purpose flour
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 1¾ cups Plain Greek yogurt or French Village plain yogurt (TJ’s)
• 1-2 Tbsp warm water
• Olive oil
1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
2. Add yogurt, gradually, until the dough starts to come together. You can stir with a wooden spoon and then use your hands. If the dough is still too dry and does not come together, add water, only a little at a time.
3. When the dough comes together, use a small amount of oil on your hands, and knead the dough with your hands for about five minutes. You want a smooth ball of dough.
4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, and cover with a wet towel.
5. It should rest in a warm (no draft) place for an hour.
6. Then remove the dough, and divide into 8 pieces balls.
7. You can use a rolling pin, roll out each piece of dough or flat the balls with your palms. At this point, if you like you can season the dough with salt, pepper or fresh herbs, zatar..
8. Heat frying plan with a small amount of olive oil or butter.
9. Place one piece of rolled dough in pan, and heat until the bottom starts to brown and crisp.
10. Flip to the other side.
11. Repeat for the rest of dough.
12. Serve immediately with eggplant dip ( recipe coming soon) or spread, or cheese or couscous….
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