AnnieMay's Naan Bread

I can honestly say that this is my own Naan Bread since I have tried lots of different recipes, changed some, added bits, and even had a lesson from some lovely people.  My oven does not get hot enough to cook good Naan so I had to put together a recipe I could cook on the skillet.  I am really pleased with the result and this freezes very very well so make a double batch! 

My little girls like just eating them plain so they make a great snack.


2 cups of semi-skimmed milk
2 tbsp sugar
4 1/2 tsp active dried yeast
2 tsp sea salt
5 tbsp extra virgin oil
5 1/2 cups of bread or all purpose flour (bread flour give a slightly heavier mix so I plump for all purpose)
1 egg
Onion seeds (optional but does add something!)
Rosemary (optional)

1.  Mix the milk and sugar in a saucepan and heat until quite warm, put into bowl and leave stand for a few minutes to cool a little.

2.  Sprinkle dry yeast over milk and cover bowl with a clean t-towel - leave for 10 minutes or until a good foam has formed (it this has not formed your milk was too hot or our yeast is not active enough).

3.  In a large bowl mix flour, salt and rosemary, make a dip in centre and add olive oil and lightly beaten egg.

4.  Stir yeast a little and add to flour.  Bring mixture together to form a dough.  Kneed for about 7 min adding a little flour if it sticks but not too much.

5.  Place dough in a well oiled bowl (turn dough to cover in oil) and cover bowl with t-towel.  Leave to stand for about an hour in a warm place.

6.  Knock back dough for a minute or so and divide into small portions (about 25). 

7.  Roll into flat oval (ish) shapes - sprinkle with onion seeds and roll in. 

8.  Heat griddle until hot and grease with a small amount of butter.

9.  Just before adding bread to pan press your fingers into dough all over to make a dimpled top (this gives a good texture).

10.  Fry until brown (it will bubble and rise) turn and fry on the other side. 

11.  Rub with butter whilst hot. 

12. Serve hot or cool and freeze.

(If freezing I find a minute in the microwave to warm works well).


This seems like a lot of work but it is very simple and tastes great.