Thursday, August 20, 2009

the pita that became a naan

well, i couldn't roll a piece of dough into a circle if my life depended on it. i am geometrically challenged. i had found this really great website with a tutorial on making pita bread. i just knew i just had to give it a try. well, mine were some pitiful pita, in fact it's more like naan bread. they wouldn't puff. i don't know if my yeast was bad. it had a 2010 date or if i used the wrong type of yeast. i didn't have a baking stone either, but used the back of a cookie sheet as recommended. i also preheated both the oven and baking sheet, but they just laid there. in the end i got some excellent tasting, irregularly shaped, flatbread. i got naan. my "naan" came out crispy and slightly chewy. i may have gone a tad overboard on the flour, leaving some exterior excess when done, but no matter, it didn't affect the taste. i slathered butter on the first piece out. it was delicious. go give this recipe a try. it was simple enough and if it flops for you too, oh well, you will have some great naan to share. enjoy.

4 comments:

TeaLady said...

Hey!! Bread is bread. Make mini pizzas with it. LOL

Cheryl said...

Back of a baking sheet, dang good idea!

Pam said...

Pita or naan - it looks amazing to me!

The roasted shrimp down below look mighty tasty too.

lisa said...

i think pita stands for 'pain in the ass'

looks yummy anyhow! i'd eat it!