India: Sun Dried Tomato Naan Bread

I used a recipe online to make basic naan bread adding sun dried tomatoes to mix, but really you can use anything you want. It was easy, I just had to give myself enough time to let the dough rise for an hour (a great time to work on my dissertation).

Ingredients:

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

1/4 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons milk

1 egg, beaten

2 teaspoons salt

4 1/2 cups bread flour

1 jar of sun dried tomatoes

1/4 cup butter, melted

Method:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl covered with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Leave to rise for 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
  4. Punch down the dough and knead in the sun dried tomatoes.
  5. Take small handfuls of the dough and roll into medium sized balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise for 30 minutes until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat the grill to high heat and lightly oil.
  7. Roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Place dough on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned.
  8. Brush the uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and repeat using the rest of the dough.

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