"Fauxsa" Gluten-Free Naan Substitute
They say "Necessity is the mother of invention", and I've never found that to be as true, as it has been since being disagnosed with gluten allergies. It's amazing what you can come up with, when someone takes your bread away!
Maybe "desperation" is the father of invention?
Anyway. I was enjoying a dosa at a local Indian restaurant last year, lustfully eyeing my husband's naan... when it hit me. What if I used the ingredients and basic concept of dosa (a paper thin, crispy crepe), but made it much thicker, to be a makeshift substitute for naan?
... and so I did. It worked beautifully! I give you... "Fauxsa", as my husband dubbed it that first day.
While nothing compares to the flavor and texture of fresh, full-gluten bread products, this bastardization hits upon the right components of a bread craving - it even looks like bread - and satisfies completely. It's sturdy enough to use as a dip for Indian foods, and goes ridiculously well with melted curry butter.
Enjoy the "Fauxsa" Gluten-Free Naan Substitute!
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