I made Pita Bread!


I did it! I made pita! I just hate to tell you, it isn’t that hard to do either.


Then I made a tomato pita sandwich. Heaven!



2 tsp active dry yeast

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 tsp kosher salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

Step 1

Put 1 cup lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add the wholewheat flour and 1/4 of the all-purpose flour and whisk together. Put bowl in a warm place, uncovered, until mixture is frothy and bubbling. About 15 minutes.

Step 2

Add salt, olive oil and nearly all of the remaining all purpose flour (reserve about 1/2 cup) With a wooden spoon stir until the mixture forms a loose ball. Dust with a little reserved flour then knead in bowl for a minute.

Step 3

Turn dough onto work surface. Knead lightly for 2 minutes, until smooth. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes, then knead again for 2 minutes. Try not to add too much of the reserved flour: the dough should be a bit soft and moist.

Step 4

Clean the mixing bowl and put dough back in it. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, then cover with a towel. Put the bowl in a warm, not hot, place. Leave until dough doubles in size, about an hour.

Step 5

Heat oven to 475 degrees. On bottom shelf of the oven, place a heavy-duty baking sheet, large cast-iron pan or ceramic baking tile. Punch down the dough and divide into 8 pieces of equal size. Form each piece into a little ball. Place the balls on the work surface and cover with a damp towel and leave for 10 minutes

Step 6

Remove 1 ball, keep the others covered, and press into a flat disk with rolling pin. roll to a 6-inch diameter, about 1/8″ thick, dusting with flour, if needed.

Step 7

Carefully lift the dough circle and place quickly onto hot baking sheet. After 2 minutes the dough should be nicely puffed. Turn over with tongs or spatula and bake one more minute. The pita should be pale, with only a few brown speckles.

There you go!




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