Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Oven-baked Naans

These are really great naans, chewy and soft even when they are not hot. I made this after reading so many great reviews about it. The suggested method is to cook it over the stove but instead, I used the baking/pizza stone and have it baked in the oven. If you don't have you can use a baking tray. Please check that your oven has a top grille otherwise you might risk overbaking it and will end up with hard naans.
I have also included the link to the youtube videos for your reference. If you notice, this recipe doesn't use yogurt so it is not as tangy as the ones with yogurt.

Source: Cooking for All Seasons

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 cup warm milk
1 tsp sugar
Butter for brushing on hot naans (optional)

1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the milk, let rest approximately 10 minutes till it turns frothy
2. In a large bowl, mix well the flour with the yeast/milk mixture then mix in the salt
3. Knead until soft and elastic
4. Cover with a damp towel and leave in a dark place to rise until doubled, about two hours
5. Remove the dough from the bowl, punch it out gently then divide into ten even balls
6. Roll out into triangles, dusting lightly with flour as needed
7. Preheat oven to the highest temperature your oven can take, mine is about 220C with the pizza stone in the oven for 30mins
8. Place the tray and the pizza stone close to the top grill of your oven without burning the naan during baking
9. Once it is ready, place the naans on the pizza stone and let it puff, take it out once the top puffs up and has brown spots
10. Brush it with butter once it is out of the oven and keep them warm
Here are the links for your reference:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ur naan looks great! I have steered from making naans cause i read that u need super high temps for it. I dont have baking stone and am crap at manning a stove. :(