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Flatbreads needing higher temps?

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Californio's picture
Californio

Flatbreads needing higher temps?

I enjoy baking flatbreads, and am looking for ways of doing that using my new Breville Crispy Pizza maker. Its claim to fame is its ability to reach 660 degrees -- not as hot as an Indian clay oven, to be sure, but maybe there are appropriate flatbreads.

My go-to cookbook (Flatbreads and Flavors) is no help here. Do any of you know of flatbreads that would benefit from the higher temperature? I have not yet tried using this appliance to replace the skillet often called for in Indian flatbread recipes.

 

Many thanks.

Kitchen Barbarian's picture
Kitchen Barbarian

I can't think of anything that would benefit from being made in that device.  Admittedly I'm having trouble with chapati of late, but 660F is too hot for chapati, it would turn them into hard little discs of used-to-be-bread.  And naan is better done in the oven on a super heated stone.  There wouldn't be room in that for the naan to puff up properly, nor something like pita.

I just can't think of any non-cracker flatbread that would benefit from that particular appliance.

Californio's picture
Californio

Guess I'm stuck using the Breville just for pizza -- and for thin pizza only, at that, because a thick pizza leaves cheese on the top heating element.

dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

at temperatures that high as are pizzas but both can be baked at 750 F or higher for abou 90 seconds. I would think any flat bread can be baked at that temperature for about 2 minutes or less you just have to watch it

Happy baking

Kitchen Barbarian's picture
Kitchen Barbarian

Dabrowman, the problem is that naan is supposed to puff up during the cooking. Ditto Pita.  It would just be flattened in that appliance.  There's no room for the puffing up part.