Baking bread is just about one of my most favorite things to do. I love the feel of working the dough, watching it transform from a sticky mess to a satiny smooth ball of dough.
This was a lovely dough to make and form. I only made half a recipe and used my KA mixer for most of the work. I baked one at a time, even though there may have been enough room for two on my baking stone. While I can do bread, I haven't yet perfected the art of good aim as I transfer the bread from the make-shift peel to the stone. After this bout, I definitely need to invest in a real peel -- jelly boards tend to melt a bit at 500 degrees.
My naan puffed up wildly during the baking process. I did my best to dock them sufficiently, but, alas, it wasn't enough. By the last one, I was docking like a crazy woman, immediately before sliding it into the oven. That helped some, but I think this is just a puffy dough.
One naan was consumed almost immediately -- have to taste test, right? I kept the rest in an airtight container, and they lasted two days more.
I would certainly make these again, perhaps play with the toppings, or just leave them plain.
Our hosts this time around were Maggie of Always Add More Butter and Phyl of Of Cabbages & King Cakes. You can find the recipe on their blogs.
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