Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pita bread!

I made pita bread yesterday! It was so easy, and it worked out pretty well. I just thought that I'd share the recipe here:

Pita Bread

3-4 c. whole wheat flour, or 2 c. wheat and 1-2 c. white flour
1 T. yeast
1 1/4 c. warm water
1/2 t. salt

Mix 2 c. flour and the yeast. Add the water and salt, and mix well. Gradually add remaining flour until dough cleans the sides of the bowl. Knead for 4-5 minutes if you have a mixer, or longer if you're doing it by hand. The dough should be smooth and elastic. Don't over-knead. Shape dough into 10 small balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball out until it is1/4 inch thick and 5-6 inches in diameter. Make sure both sides are lightly coated with flour. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Let rise 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 500 degrees. This is important that your oven is hot when they're done raising! Gently turn rounds upside down and put them on the bottom rack of the oven.  The instant heat will make them puff up. Bake for 5 minutes. This makes 10 pita breads.

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