Skillet naan

by seedpods

First actual post about things that I’ve made in a while! This summer, I’m doing an internship with a pastry chef who runs a restaurant with her husband. She is essentially responsible for all starches and desserts that they serve, and twice a week, I get to learn how to do what she does. A few weeks ago, we made naan, which I reproduced at home as part of a truly delicious dinner.

1 C warm water
1 tbsp baker’s yeast
1 egg
1/4 C milk
1/4 C sugar
4.5 C flour

Mix yeast and warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients and mix. Let sit, covered, in a greased bowl for 1-2 hours. Cut dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Set balls on greased baking pan and let rise for 30 minutes. Lightly oil hot pan (medium heat). Roll out one ball to 1/8 inch thick circle. Put into pan. Quickly start rolling next circle. Flip naan in pan. Finish rolling out naan, remove naan from pan. Repeat. (Note! It’s easy to over or under cook these. They should bubble a little and have the light brown spots on them, but not be gooey).

Makes 12.