WHAT CAN YOU DO with flour, water, milk, yeast and salt? You can make Naan, just as I did this week. Naan is an ancient, Central-Asian flatbread with a wonderfully wheaty taste and a deliciously chewy texture. I like to form the dough into long “snowshoe” shapes, and then serve the loaves with dinner or as an appetizer at parties. The dough is remarkably easy to make, and forming it with wet fingers is fun-fun-fun!
The naan-making nomads of Central Asia did not add sugar to their bread. I don’t add it, either. Sugar, contrary to popular belief, is not necessary for yeast breads.
Good news! You won’t need any special equipment to mix and knead the naan dough. You can tackle the mixing and kneading steps entirely by hand.
Thanks for watching! As mentioned, tomorrow I shall turn some of this Naan into pizza. Stay tuned!