Baking Steel Simple Naan Bread Recipe

easy to make naan bread recipe

In India, naan is a staple; the word translates simply to "bread". Like lavash, naan is traditionally baked in a clay oven, which gives its crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. With the slightly charred exterior only the Baking Steel can provide, it's simple and fantastic.

The Baking Steel or Baking Steel Griddle allows you to attain restaurant-quality naan right on your stovetop. Make this naan and drizzle some olive oil on top for a simple snack that is second to none or serve it with cheese as an appetizer. There's nothing better.

RECIPE (makes eight 6-inch Naan)

Ingredients

  • 480 grams AP flour
  • 65 grams whole wheat flour
  • 16 grams salt
  • 12 grams sugar
  • 8 grams baking powder
  • 4 gram baking soda
  • 2 grams active dry yeast
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temp or above
  • 245 grams full fat yogurt
  • melted butter for brushing or other herbs and spices
rolled out naan bread dough

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk and yogurt. Mix in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon/spatula until combined, then pour onto floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and forms a ball. Cover with damp cloth or plastic wrap and let rise util doubled in size (about 4-6 hours)
  3. Place your Baking Steel or Baking Steel Griddle on your stove top and pre-heat it to about 350/375 degrees or about medium heat for 10 minutes.
  4. With the rise dough, punch it down and and cut into 8 triangles. Re-ball each dough. See Video Below.
  5. With flour and a rolling pin, roll each dough into an 6-7" round oval, about 1/4" thick.
  6. Brush each side of the naan with butter and place on Baking Steel. Let cook for about a minute on each side or until desired color is achieved.
  7. As you remove them, place in clean kitchen towel/linen to keep soft - OR- store in airtight container at room temp for 3-5 days of freeze for up to 1 month.

 

naan bread cut into pieces
cooking your naan bread
finished naan bread

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