Tobins' Tastes: Italian Herbs & Cheese Flatbread: The Surprise Recipe Swap

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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  1. I've never tried naan bread but this definitely sounds simple to make and healthier than store-bought.
    This would be great with homemade pesto!

  2. My hubby and me love naan bread to and this one looks perfect. Seems like a keeper recipe! You've done a wonderful job on your first SRS! Glad to have you with us. February can come :)

  3. Kaylee you did a superb job!!
    This Naan-flatbread looks wonderful

  4. What is the measurement for the yeast? Teaspoon or tablespoon? I want to make!

  5. What is the measurement for the yeast? Teaspoon or tablespoon? I want to make!

    1. Teaspoons, sorry! I updated the recipe to read correctly : )

  6. I love naan! I usually buy it fresh from our city market, but I am definitely going to try and make this. These look fabulous!

  7. mmm love naan flatbread whatever you want to call it. This would be good to fix and have on hand for quick lunches. Thanks for sharing.
    SRS has had a great first run! I'm part as well.

  8. I will definitely try this.


    I'm a new follower from Thumping Thursdays. Have a good week!


  9. Yummy! I love Naan! I am for sure going to try this!

  10. Yay! So glad you liked it! I love your idea of making pizza out of the naan! They look great! :-)

  11. These look DELISH! I was just looking for a good recipe for flatbread. Going to pin this!

  12. This looks so delicious! I think I need to make it very soon!

  13. I love flatbread, I don't know why I have never tried making it at home. I think it is time to change that! Visiting from Naptime Creations.

  14. I love naan, I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Fluster's Creative Muster Party.

    Hugs and Smiles,

  15. I love naan! I've been wanting to make some that I have seen floating around pinterest. I'm going to pin this and maybe I'll give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

  16. mmmmm - looks and sounds good by description, contents and all!
    Have you seen They have a neat recipe collection website - and if you do enough recipes, you can put them on your blog like Paula does at
    I don't do enough recipes for that but have joined via Paula's blog
    Pretty good program from what I can tell.
    Anyway, enjoyed my visit.
    Here via Liz's TTT
    Thanks, Jenn

  17. Yum! I've never tried making these. Just saw them over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage. Would love to have you link up at my first ever link party that I just opened for the weekend :)

    Hope to see you there!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

  18. Just found you from Made In a Day linky party. I can't wait to try making my own naan. I'm so glad you posted this. I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll join me to at Thanks!

  19. Looks so good, can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing it.

  20. I loooove flat bread, that looks SO delicious!

  21. Wow, you made this Italian girl's heart flutter... love your bread.

  22. Hi Kaylee,
    WoW, this Flatbread looks awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. Thank you for this recipe, Kaylee...I love naan! I usually eat it with hummus but the pizza idea looks pretty tasty!

  24. I love making flat-bread and this looks great! Yum!
    Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  25. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  26. never tried naan bread but this sounds fabulous so I'm going to give it a try! (btw, I popped by from the linky party!)

  27. I love flat bread, and I am just giddy knowing that I can now make my own. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

  28. Homemade Naan is on my someday list. This is inspiring me to move it up the list. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  29. ooo i love flatbread and this looks so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing (sorry I was so late to visit from last week's Humble Brag link party!)


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