I’m really not good with bread, i hate the whole letting is rise thing, at 180 degrees, blah blah blah…
I made the Spice Cauliflower and Potatoes – Crockpot and i made it too hot. 3 serranos was a bit much for a small head of cauliflower and 3/4 of a potato! So i decided we needed naan to go with our side dish and tofu with peanut sauce but didn’t like the recipes i had found nor could i remember the one we had made ages ago…
So i did what i knew best – beer bread!
I took my stand by stout bread (which i recently figured out can be made in the crock pot) and exchanged a couple ingredients to create – what i like to call – American Naan
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4-ounce package active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4-6 ounces fat free plain greek yogurt
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 12-ounce bottle beer, coors light
- Flour for the work surface
- 4 ounces of butter/margarine
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
1. In the kitchen aid with the bread hook, Combine flour, yeast, garlic, salt and pepper
2. Add yogurt and slowly pour in the beer
3. Mix until the dough pulls away from the sides.
4. Heat the griddle to 400 degrees. Melt the butter/margarine and garlic in the microwave
5. Take portions of the dough and either roll it out or spread it out, brush one side with the garlic butter, place it butter side down on the griddle
6. Cook until the dough changes to slightly see through, brush with butter/margarine, garlic mixture, and flip
7. Cook until toasty brown – 5 minutes or so
This turned out to be an pretty good substitute for real naan and it works for our house in which we don’t like to let things rise! The garlic was not as prevalent as one would have expected… so that needs to be worked on a bit more…. maybe some garlic salt? maybe roast the garlic first? Still work to be done!
This recipe makes about 10-15 pieces of Naan.
I also saw some “used for left over naan” which included making a pizza with it!