Sweet, Sweet Success.Posted: October 12, 2010
Yeast is scary, I’ve been telling myself. It’s aliiiiivvve!
Bread is hard to make and should be left to the pros.
Nonsense. Naan-sense, rather!
Jenna over at Eat, Live, Run posted a recipe for a roasted garlic naan bread and I was lured in by the four ingredients and the seemingly easy, Faith-proof directions. Lured, I tell ya…like a kid to a stranger with
And with that, I set about to lose my bread-baking virginity.
I stuck closely to Jenna’s recipe, although I did make a few slight alterations.
My variation turned into a Whole Wheat Oregano Rustic Flatbread.
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups white all-purpose flour
- 1.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- .5 teaspoon turbinado sugar
I followed her directions to a tee, mixing the oregano into the dough at the same time as the salt.
Yeast isn’t scary at all! Mine didn’t foam up and bubble like Jenna had mentioned it would, but it still rose absolutely perfectly!
I was also worried that subbing in a percentage of whole wheat flour would weight down the dough…but the end result was one of the softest, most chewy breads I’ve tasted!
How easy you were!
You know how new mothers (supposedly) look at their children, incredulous that they formed such sweet, wonderful little things with their own bodies?
That’s how I felt about this bread. I’m not sure whether that makes me more worried about my maternal instincts or my culinary ego.
But seriously. Can we just revel in the deliciousness here?
Dare I call it perfect?
What was your proudest baking or cooking accomplishment to date?