Recipe by Galley Wench
The following are the baking instruction to be used to make Naan using the dough made with Artisan Boule Bread or my favorite, No-Knead Flatbreads - Master Recipe (Pizza, Naan, Focaccia). No oven needed here; this delicious and buttery Indian flatbread is done in a hot, cast-iron skillet. Perfect for camping or in my small boat galley. This recipe makes one naan 8 - 9" naan.. Note that this is the baking instructions only! Refer to the dough recipe for the rising time required for the dough!!!
- 113.39 g refrigerated bread dough (see Recicpe #387518)
- 14.79 ml ghee (clarified butter) or 14.79 ml cooking oil (neutral flavored)
- 14.79 ml butter (if frying in oil)
Directions See How It's Made
- Use the refrigerated pre-mixed dough for No-Knead Flatbreads Recipe #387518 or Recipe #309834.
- Remove the selected dough from the refrigerator. Lighly dust the surface with flour and cut off a 1/4 pound (peach size) piece.
- With lightly floured hands quickly shape dough into a ball by streching the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all four sides, rotating the ball a quarter turn as you go.
- Using your hands and a rolling pin, andd minimal flour, roll to a uniform thickness of 1/8 inch throughout (about 8 inch diameter).
- Heat a heavy cast-iron skillet over high heat on the stovetop. It's ready when water droplets flicked into the pan skitter across the surface and quickly evaporate.
- Add the ghee or oil to the hot pan.
- Drop the rolled dough round into the skillet, decrease the heat to medium, and cover the skillet to trap the steam and heat.
- Using a spatula check for doness at about 3 minutes, or sooner if deemed necessary. Watch cafrefully and adjust heat as needed.
- Flip the naan when the underside is richly browned.
- Continue cooking another 2 to 6 minutes, or until it feels firm and the second side has browned.
- Remove from the pan and brush with butter if the dough was cooked in oil.
- Serve warm.