This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie – Baking with Julia recipe – Oasis Naan (p 149) was hosted by Maggie of Always Add More Butter and Phyl from Of Cabbages & King Cakes (you can find the recipe on their blogs). I was happy to discover this is a fairly easy recipe for naan because it’s one of those things I always feel slightly guilty buying. It’s also incredibly versatile – I mean, you can just enjoy it as is, warm with a curry, but I love using naan for pizza bases too (split in half) for something a little different. Naan toast is also a favourite for a different breakfast!
It just so happened that I was planning on making a curry the weekend I had these on my list to make so it was a perfect match. The naan were really very easy – I halved the recipe to make 4 small-ish naan and my only real issue was fitting them on the pizza stone – I had to do 2 at a time.
They also felt a little “heavy” so figured I needed to cook the second lot a little more. I baked the second 2 an extra minute to achieve the golden colour which I prefer. As it turns out, the first two (yeah, the ones I baked following the instructions!) were perfect on the inside – fluffy and light – whilst the second batch, even though they were prettier in my opinion, were a little “stodgier” on the day I baked them. The next day, they toasted up nicely though…
Would I make these again? I surely would! I just wish I had a bigger pizza stone to bake them on! Loved the extra flavour from the caraway seeds, green onion and salt.
What did I serve them with? A light mushroom-cashew curry that I developed for Mushrooms Canada.
Want the recipe? Head on over to Mushrooms Canada right now. With tons of flavour from an easy to make from-scratch curry paste, this was the perfect summer curry.
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