Home made Pita BreadFrom jkstern 9 years ago
- 2-1/2 cups bread flour (I used Heartland Mill Organic Strong High-gluten), plus more for sprinkling while kneading & rolling out dough shopping list
- 2 teaspoons salt shopping list
- 1 Tablespoon sugar shopping list
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast shopping list
- 2 Tablespoons good olive oil shopping list
- 1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees) shopping list
How to make it
- 8 8-inch squares of aluminum foil for baking pitas
- In a large bowl combine 1 cup flour with the salt, sugar, and yeast. Add the oil and water.
- Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for three minutes, then stir in the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time.
- The dough should be a rough, shaggy mass that will clean the sides of the bowl.
- If the dough is moist, add a small amount of additional flour.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 6 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces.
- I patted the dough into a circle and used my metal dough scraper to quickly and evenly cut it into eighths (as if cutting up a pie).
- Roll into balls, dust lightly with flour, and cover with a damp tea towel. Let rest for 30 minutes.
- Use the palm of your hand to flatten each ball into a disk. Finish with a rolling pin, flattening the dough into a disk about 6" in diameter and 3/16" thick. Their thinness is more important than making them perfectly round.
- Place each round on a square of foil, and carefully place 3 or 4 of the rounds directly on the oven rack. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until they are puffed.
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AMAZING! I have never made my own, but am certainly going to now. Thanks so much.kristopher in San Francisco loved it
Looks good I will have to try it this weekend.foodable in Cleveland loved it
Like making bread and the more different the better. Good post.lenora in Oak Park loved it
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