How to make it

  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
  • Add the flour, salt and oil. Also add any herbs and/or garlic, if you're using any.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes, or until it's smooth and elastic.
  • Set it aside, covered, and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch the dough down.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut it into 16 parts.
  • Roll each part into a ball between your hands.
  • Using a rolling pin, flatten and roll out each ball to a 2-inch circle.
  • Lay the circles on a greased baking sheet.
  • Let it rise again, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 500-degrees F, or at the highest heat setting on your oven, for 8 minutes. Watch them carefully because ovens differ and some will cook faster than others. They should be a little puffy and slightly golden.
  • Let the bread cool.
  • Halve them right away if you plan to use them in halfs.
  • TIP: while the bread is still slightly warm, place each pita in an open sandwich bag to keep it moist and pliable.
  • TIP: if you have a problem opening up the "pocket", put each one in the microwave for no more than 20 seconds and then open them.
  • Always serve pita at room temperature.

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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Sounds great! :)
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  • c13 10 years ago
    This looks so fun!!! Thanks for the great idea!
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