After much angst and research, I decided to use the Fine Cooking naan recipe (found here: http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/homestyle_indian_naan.aspx). I was going to make one batch in the regular oven and one in the convection oven. But the regular oven only took 4 minutes to cook the bread so I decided to add topping the second day instead.
Without repeating the recipe which is available at the link above, here is what I did:
|Yes, I used a mixer to mix the ingredients|
|Slowly adding the flour. I did the last mix of mixing by hand.|
|Finished mixing; time for kneading.|
|I put the dough in my favorite bowl to rise overnight.|
|It's finished rising. I should have used a bigger bowl!|
|The dough is ready to be worked with.|
|Half of the dough ready to be divided.|
|The other half in a plastic bag.|
|The dough is divided into 5 parts|
|After the dough was allowed to rise, I shaped the dough into 6 inch ovals.|
|All ready to go on the pizza stone|
|Opps! They did not go onto the pizza stone as planned|
|Not quite perfect but still tasty|
|Taking the nann off of the pizza stone onto a cookie sheet|
We also loved naan with toppings. We did the traditional garlic naan (topped with olive oil, crushed garlic, and Kosher salt). I loved the garlic naan.
|Herbs de Provence naan|
|Naan brushed with butter and topped with cinnamon and sugar|
Was it any good -- well it was gone as soon as I made it. The bottom line -- will I make it again. It was a fair amount of work and I have flour all over my kitchen. I have flour allover my camera. It is difficult taking pictures with flour-covered hands and working with dough. But it was fun work and I often make a mess when I cook. I really enjoyed making the naan. Most importantly, I have to try more toppings on the naan. So yes, I will make it again and soon. Will I use this recipe again? I may at some point but I already have another naan recipe to try -- a chile-cilantro naan. If anyone out there has a naan recipe they like - please post it or send me a link. I would love to try it.