It’s alive! It’s alive!
My sourdough starter, that is.
I’ve managed to keep that sucker alive for over a month! Granted, it got out of hand once and I had to discard most of it, but that means it was thriving under my care, correct? We’ll take that as a victory.
I still haven’t gotten up the nerve to bake bread with it, even though I have two simple recipes that are, in theory, “fool proof.” That’s because they’ve never been attempted by me. I’m not good with yeast. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again (and again and again). The whole reason I’m attempting this starter situation is because I want to be better with yeast.
To that end – I made this sourdough naan! There isn’t actually any yeast in it – but it does the proofing and the resting and the rising of yeasted dough. It’s not so scary after all.
½ cup sourdough starter, straight from the fridge
¼ cup whole milk, warmed slightly
2 TBSP full fat Greek yogurt or sour cream
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 TBSP melted butter
In a large measuring cup, whisk together the starter, milk, and Greek yogurt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Pour liquid ingredients into dry and whisk until a loose, somewhat sticky dough is formed. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
Turn dough out onto a lightly flour surface and knead until smooth. Cut into four equal pieces.
Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out each piece of dough into a long oval shape. Cover again with a dishtowel and let rest for five to ten minutes.
While the naan rests, preheat a large griddle over medium-high heat. One by one, place the shaped naan onto heated surface. Cook for three to four minutes on one side, dough should puff up and form bubbles, kinda like pancakes. Flip over and cook for three to four minutes more. Repeat process with remaining dough.
While naan is still warm, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional salt or seasonings, if desired.
*Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Addiction.