Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It is Tuesday and that means Tuesdays with Dorie.  The recipe for today is Oasis Naan.  The recipe comes from the book "Baking with Julia."

I actually made the recipe last week.  My daughter, The Baby, was home from college and we decided it would be a fun adventure!  We both love baking, but our skills are somewhat limited.  So with great anticipation, we began the adventure!

We used our Kitchen Aid to mix the dough.  Although I love kneading, we decided it was the best option for the recipe.  We had a house full of company and didn't want to spend too much time in the kitchen,

The beginning of the rising process
When the dough doubled, we rolled the naan out, got our forks in hand and pricked them all over.  The Baby and I had fun with this part, we decided to have a race to see who could prick the dough the fastest!  As you can tell, we are not the most serious bakers!

In the oven the bread went.  I am so glad to have a gas oven.  It heated up to 500 degrees perfectly.  Our biggest challenge was getting the bread off the board and on the stone.  One or two of them folded over.  By the last batch, we had the technique down.

We opted for sesame seeds as a topping.  We are not big fans of cumin and had run out of scallions.  I think the final product came out pretty good looking!

We ate the naan with Beef Shish Ka Bobs and grilled vegetables that evening.  The naan was a hit! 

I look forward to making the next recipe, French Strawberry Cake.  Sadly, my daughter is off working for the summer and I will make the cake on my own.  I am glad we had this experience together and I know we will have more. 

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AMW said...

Looks delicious!

oven chaos said...

Sounds like the perfect day to bake the naan with your daughter. The crust of the bread is really nice!

quiltfool said...

Naan is on my list of things to try. Right now, we are eating some bought from the grocery. It's good, but not as good as the indian restaurant and I think I can do better. Yours look delish! Lane

Shay said...

It looks just like a bought one but better because you did it with someone you love.

I've made naan bread before too . Tastes way better than the stuff from a packet at the shops. Delicious and easy !

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cynthia, your naan with the sesame seeds looks wonderful - it is so nice that you could share this wonderful meal with your daughter!

loavesandstitches said...

What a yummy looking meal! I used the mixer as well. Less mess and easier, I think.

Cameron said...

I bet that bread tasted even better than it looks....especially since you made it with the Baby!
Food always tastes better when you have company over, too ;)

Janis said...

Yum!! Those shish kebabs are making me drool!

Sweet and That's it said...

Hi Cynthia,
Thanks for having stopped by.
Your naans look so great and your pizza stone is beautiful

Kris' Kitchen said...

I agree, your final product did come out great looking...and your kabobs look like great company for this bread.

Anonymous said...

I love baking with someone... its fun to do together :) you should try hand mixing the dough, this one is a really quick one and its great for stress-relieving! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm visiting my daughter and son-in-law, so got to make the naans with them. The baking + family time was a good combo for us too!

Michele said...


I think your naan looks delicious. And your blog is really great!


Cher Rockwell said...

It sounds like you had a fun time with this.
These do look like they came out nicely.