|NAAN WITH HONEY-PEANUT BUTTER|
|NAAN TOPPED WITH CHEESE|
This is a very simple flat bread. The one made in India used baking powder instead of yeast, both added oil, and the Middle East added egg. This is to be a quickly baked soft, flat bread using a very hot oven. It is pricked so that it will keep flat, not puffing up like pita bread.
Traditionally this is topped with herbs, garlic, spices, butter or oil. Ours was totally kid friendly with a Mexican cheese blend, or with whipped honey-peanut butter. The videos I watched used fresh cilantro, which they called coriander, or minced garlic; both with butter spread on the bread first. Also breads were baked plain, with no toppings and some of these were spread with butter after baking to keep them very soft. They were then placed in a keeping box, which looked like my cast iron Dutch ovens.
I baked my breads in two batches (and have enough dough in the fridge for another). The first batch was left in to cook longer and I liked it better. It was more chewey (due to a high gluten bread flour), and the second which cooked just till the cheese melted, was very soft.
The dough is made like any other bread dough and rises quickly here in AZ...ready for use in only 30 minutes. My pricking tool is from Home Depot paint department...a cheap scraper of some kind.
|FROM KITCHEN TO GRILL ON PADDLE|
|COOK ON A HOT GRILL|
|WE ENJOYED A HOT SUMMER DAY LUNCH WITH NAAN|
Hope you are all have a wonderful week! Lunches like today are what makes life lots of fun and we look forward to more projects like this.