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Sweet levain naan bread

Skibum's picture

Sweet levain naan bread

Well with a couple of fresh levains to bake with and feed, I thought I would try and use some of the natural starter discard in a traditional naan recipe. I LOVED the results!!! The recipe is super easy and with a little baking powder, you can enjoy the results fairly fast.


1/2 cup whole milk, scalded and cooled to 90F

1 tsp sugar

30g sweet levain, 100% hydration

285g AP flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 Tbs canola oil

31/2 Tbs full fat plain Greek yogurt

25g beaten egg

Mix well, then knead for 6 or 7 minutes and place in a covered, greased bowl to rise for about an hour. When doubled,m punch down and divide into 6 pieces forming tight balls.

Warm a griddle over medium heat. Lightly flour the balls and roll out into 7-8 inch diameter rounds. Cook on the griddle 3 minutes per side. When cooked, brush with melted butter.

You can easily double this recipe.

this is the perfect side to a nice hot Indian curry and rice!

Enjoy and happy baking! Ski



dabrownman's picture

bread and Indian my favorite food - and why i don't eat them often to stay at least a little bit thin :-) your Nam looks very tasty indeed.  Wlel done and

happy baking .

Skibum's picture

You have inspired me to find some new ways to use the levain discard. Great groceries!!!! Happy baking, Ski

Isand66's picture

This looks great Ski!

I keep saying I'm going to make some flat breads so I bookmarked this one and maybe you will finally push me over the edge.  I've actually had some great Naan in China at one of my favorite Thai restaurants.  They serve it with a ground beef and onion mix that is pretty awesome.



Skibum's picture

Super easy recipe. I wouldn't think of eating Indian curry and rice without some buttered naan! Best regards, Ski

nmygarden's picture

It's really hard to surpass the treat of Naan, with toppings or not, consistently delicious. And it's a bread we can actually eat while it's still hot! I've made them on an electric skillet, but more often on my baking stone in a hot oven - fun and fast!

Thanks for sharing, Ski!


Skibum's picture

I just had a microwave re-heated piece of this naan and it is still good. This recipe is a keeper! Happy baking! Ski

sonia101's picture

Love this recipe, thanks so much for sharing.

Skibum's picture

I am glad you liked the naan recipe. Pretty quick, easy and tasty. Hey sharing is what TFL is all about.

Happy baking Ski

sonia101's picture

It was so quick and easy and I was being lazing and didn't scold the milk, still turned out perfect. We had the naan with butter chicken and rice, this recipe is a keeper :-)