Sunday, January 20, 2013

Italian Herbs & Cheese Flatbread: The Surprise Recipe Swap


I am so excited to be participating in the Surprise Recipe Swap this month! The SRS is a great group of bloggers who each get assigned another blog to pick a recipe off of and recreate it each month. I am honored to have gotten matched up with Earning My Cape this month.


I had so many great recipes to chose from and I really had a hard time picking just one but when I saw that Susie had various versions of Naan on her blog I knew that I would be recreating one of them.


Justin and I love naan bread. We usually buy it at Publix so when I saw how easy Susie made it sound to make it at home I jumped at the chance to try it. Justin was skeptical at first but even he came around when he saw how easy and how delicious it was to make it homemade.

Our favorite thing to do with naan is to use it as crust for our own homemade pizzas. I chose Susie's Italian Herbs and Cheese version of the flat bread and it was the perfect choice for our pesto pizzas. Her idea to make the naan in a skillet or on a griddle was an amazing idea and the buttery outside made the bread so good we were eating right off of the skillet without any toppings too : )


Italian Herbs & Cheese Naan Flatbread adapted from Earning My Cape
  • 4 cups flour (I used half all purpose, half bread flour)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese  
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine half of the flour, the yeast, salt and sugar.

2. Lightly whisk the egg and then add the egg, milk and warm water to the bowl and combine using a dough hook attachment. 

3. Add the rest of the flour with the mixer still on until the dough starts to form a ball and pull away from the sides of the bowl.

4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a dish towel and let it rise for 30 minutes.

5. Place dough onto a floured surface and knead in the garlic powder, seasoning and shredded cheese.

6. Divide dough into 8 pieces, roll them into balls and then let them rest on a baking tray lightly covered for another 30 minutes to allow them to rise further.

7. Heat a pan or griddle and then roll out each dough ball into a flattened out circle or oval. Poke holes in the dough with a fork.

8. Lightly grease the griddle/pan with butter and let the rolled out dough cook for 2-3 minute on each side until golden brown.

9. Either serve warm as a side dish or top with your favorite sauce and toppings and bake for an amazing homemade pizza!

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