Naan #3 recipe
ghee (clarified butter)
In a deep bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and stir with a large spoon or fingers until well mixed.
Make a shallow well in the center, drop in the eggs, and stir them into the flour mixture.
Stirring constantly, pour in the milk in a slow, thin stream and continue to stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
Gather the dough into a ball and place it on a smooth, slick surface such as a jelly roll pan or marble slab.
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and can be gathered into a soft, somewhat sticky ball.
Sprinkle a little flour over and under it from time to time while kneading to cut down on sticking.
Moisten the hands with a teaspoon of ghee, gather the dough into a ball, and place it in a bowl, cover with a towel, and let the dough rest in a warm draft-free place about three hours.
Slide two large ungreased baking sheets into the oven and preheat the oven and the pans to 450℉ (230℃).
Divide the dough into six equal portions.
Moistening the hands with ghi occasionally, flatten and form each portion into a teardrop-shaped leaf, wide at the base and tapered at the top.
Each leaf should be about six inches long and 3½ inches across at its widest point, and about ⅜ inch thick.
Arrange the bread leaves side by side on the preheated baking sheets and bake them in the middle of the oven for six minutes, or until they are firm to the touch.
Slide the leaves under the broiler for a minute or so to brown the tops lightly.
Serve hot or at room temperature.