1/4cwarm water (combine this water, yeast and sugar together)
4 1/2cbread flour or all purpose flour OR GF 1:1 flour blend
3Twhole milk (you can use non dairy or 1 or 2% as well) Or use all yougurt.
3Tyogurt or sour cream, or make buttermilk with adding 1tsp white vinegar to 3T milk. You can use nondairy substitute. Traditionally you would use yogurt but I want to make sure that if you don't have that on hand, you still feel like you can create a delicious bread.
1egg, beaten- optional if you have an egg allergy.
5Tof all of one or have fun doing a mix of different melted butters/oils- melted ghee, butter, coconut oil, olive oil...
Combine the first three ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. In a larger bowl combine the dry ingredients. To the medium bowl add the wet ingredients and mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients and then add the additional water to form a dough that is slightly wet but workable. Knead by hand for 10 minutes or in a stand mixer for about 7 minutes. Basically, knead until the dough comes together in a nice elastic ball. Cover and let rest and rise for an hour. Split dough into whatever size pieces you want. Roll out into a tear shape ( or awkward oval) and cook on a griddle, or grill, for just a few minutes per side. Watch for bubbling up and flip. Finding the right heat level can be tricky but even slightly burnt, this bread is delicious. I love having with with my sweet apricot chicken curry, making naan pizza or just eating warm served with melted butter!