A Tradition in Family Baking

Homemade Garlic Naan

Homemade Garlic Naan
A chewy homemade naan bread covered in fresh minced garlic and green onions. This is the perfect accompaniment to any spicy meal.
Yield: 4 naan
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups water (110-115°F)
  • 2¼ tsp (one package) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 5½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting your work surface
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup green onion, sliced finely
  • Olive oil for brushing the dough
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
Instructions
  1. Add the water to a medium sized bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top of it. Stir the yeast until it's dissolved. Add 3 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture and stir with a heavy spatula, wooden spoon or dough whisk, until smooth. Add the salt and then the remaining flour. Stir again until well combined.

  2. Turn dough out onto a clean work surface dusted with some flour. Start to knead the dough, dusting with more flour if things get sticky. Once the dough is soft and elastic, about 5-7 minutes of kneading, place the dough back into a bowl that is coated with a little olive oil. Turn dough to cover all sides with oil. Cover with plastic wrap or towel and let rise in a warm place for 2-3 hours or until doubled in size.

  3. Once the dough is ready, preheat your oven to 550 °F or as hot as it can go if not that high. Place a pizza stone or a large upturned, baking tray, dusted with a little corn meal, on the top shelf of the oven as it heats up.

  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Cut into 4 pieces. Using your fingertips press each piece of dough into an oval shape about 8 inches long and 6 inches wide. Brush doughs with some olive oil and rub some minced garlic over the surface. Sprinkle with the green onion and carefully transfer to the pizza stone or baking tray. Use a pizza peel or parchment paper to transfer dough to oven.

  5. Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, longer if you like it crustier. Once the naan has finished baking, transfer it to plate and cover with a clean towel. Proceed the same way with the other dough pieces until all of them have been baked.

  6. Recipe created by Foodness Gracious.
Notes
The bread is best served warm and can be reheated covered with foil in a 350 °F oven.
 

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