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    Uhm....NAAN!

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    Normally, I'm a primal recipe thief, stealing most of the things I cook from a vast array of Primal/Paleo blogs. This morning I attempted Saoirse's manioc flour tortilla recipe, and while they had good flavor, my husband and I couldn't get past the gummy texture that inevitably results in tapioca flour baked goods, and they ended up going into the trash (sadly!). This evening I was cooking some chicken tikka masala and really wanted something naan-like to sop up the delicious sauce. I considered the gummy texture dilemma, and it occurred to me that a bit of coconut flour might solve the problem. And . . . it did! It was so successful that I had to share, and I never post! These ended up turning out better than I could have expected, and I would imagine that without the garlic (and perhaps some cinnamon), they would make a pretty rocking pancake for those 20 percent weekend mornings.

    *note* Tapioca starch, while gluten free, is still a starch and can spike blood sugar, etc. Though Mark lists it as a safer starch, I wouldn't consume it very often, and I reserve it for part of my 20 percent or for those very rare occasions when, like tonight, I just crave something bread-y.

    Tapioca Starch Naan (makes about 3 decent sized naans)

    3/4 cup tapioca starch (I used Bob's Red Mill)
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used Trader Joe's)
    1 TBSP (yes, TABLESPOON) of baking powder
    1 TBSP of coconut flour (NOT OPTIONAL)
    1/4 cup full fat Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
    2 eggs
    1 TBSP Olive Oil or melted coconut oil/butter
    1 TSP minced garlic
    salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

    *Mix all of the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ingredients. Mix until there are no lumps. The batter will be thicker than pancake batter but not like a bread dough. Let sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. The dough will become fluffy like a souffle at this point. Heat a pan on high, melt a little butter, and spoon about 1/3 of the mixture onto the hot pan. Spread out the mixture as best as you can to about 1/2 inch thickness and cook for a couple of minutes on one side. The bottom should brown and crisp up quite a bit. Then, flip over and cook for a couple of more minutes. I preferred mine really crispy on the outside, but you can remove it earlier if you want it softer.

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    Can you actually fold it or does it crumble?
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    You can definitely fold it. It's pretty pliable and not crumbly at all. The fact that it's almost entirely tapioca starch helps keep it from crumbling or getting hard like a lot of stuff with coconut flour.
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    Hmmm, if this works you're my hero. Naan/pita/flat bread is my wheat weakness.....and doughnuts...I know terrible.
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    We just tried these. Excellent. Thanks for the great recipe. We will definitely be having them again next time i cook curry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    Hmmm, if this works you're my hero. Naan/pita/flat bread is my wheat weakness.....and doughnuts...I know terrible.
    I hope it works for you! As for donuts . . . I'm afraid I'm not a miracle worker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigzephyr View Post
    We just tried these. Excellent. Thanks for the great recipe. We will definitely be having them again next time i cook curry.
    Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for letting me know!

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    These sound a lot like flat Brazilian cheese breads. What a fantastic idea! Definitely something I'll do with my next curry.

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    These were super awesome, however I must warn anyone who tries it next--this stuff is dangerous. I forgot to warn my husband about how filling tapioca flour is, he said "it's too late, I'm like Pippin and the lembas bread!".

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    How true that is, meeshar

    I make up Primal Soairse's tortilla recipe every now and again, and even those thin almost crepe tortillas are filling. I can imagine these are filling. Mind you, so are Naan with wheat flour. The key is to lather it in butter or ghee and loads of garlic.

    Damn it! I need to make up a curry and try these out.

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