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.


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!