I have avoided making any non-quick breads that would require me to knead and roll out bread dough due to lack of a countertop to do so. But after reading about this bread on Mommy Cooks and seeing how easy it looked, I had to try it. I even created my own countertop using a cutting board on top of half of the dish rack.
I have to be honest and confess that I tried to alter the recipe and use both regular flour and whole wheat flour, but it ended up being a sticky mess that I had to throw away and start over. So take my word, and just go by the recipe. ;) This bread really does come together pretty quickly and doesn't require any special equipment or rising time.
Easy Homemade Naan Bread:
4 to 6 Servings
1 c. Flour, heaping
2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 c. Milk
2 T. Olive Oil
Sift the dry ingredients first-- the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil and milk.
Make a well in the middle of the flour bowl, and pour in the milk mixture. Slowly incorporate the flour into the oil until a dough bowl forms. Knead the dough for about 6 to 8 minutes until dough is soft and smooth. Add more flour is the dough is sticky (I ended up adding at least 1/4 c. more) until you have the right consistency.
Grab a chunk of dough off the ball, throw some flour on your counter and roll it out nice and thin. Fun fact: I got a rolling pin for our wedding, but didn't take it back with me because I didn't think I would be making pies or bread here... little did I know. I used a bottle of vinegar instead, which didn't allow me to roll the dough really thin, but I like it a little chunkier anyways. :)
Heat a large saute pan on high heat and once the pan is very hot, throw your rolled out dough into the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with the rest of your dough.
This was the first one I made and I nibbled on it as I was making the rest of the batch. Then I served it up with a small salad with hummus. These were plain, but you could easily spice it up with a little garlic or hummus (which tasted amazing!).