Friday, March 13, 2009

Pita Bread

I can not believe that I have not shared this recipe yet. It is a staple in our house. I do it two ways. One way is like a greek pita where I poke holes in it before cooking so it doesn't puff. The kids like it this way because they make pita pizzas ALL the time. Or I let it puff and we cut them in half to fill the pockets with tons of yummy goodness.

Pita Bread

3 C flour (like always I use 1/2 wheat, 1/2 white)
2 tsp yeast
2 tsp dough enhancer(opt)
2 tsp sugar or honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 T olive oil
1 C water (warm)

In a mixer mix all ingredients to make a shaggy dough. Then knead until dough is elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for 1 hr.
Divide the dough into 8 balls and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Place on lightly greased baking sheets and let rise again for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Make sure your oven is ready before you start to bake.
If you are making Greek pitas poke small holes through the rounds.
Bake for about 4 minutes. They should puff up. If they don't your oven is not hot enough.
Turn the pitas over and bake another 1-2 minutes until browned.
Wrap the pitas in a clean dish towel to cool (this keeps them soft). Store in an airtight container container of plastic bag.
Makes 8 pitas

187 cal, 4 g fat, 5 g protein, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar


Melissa said...

Yummy! I'm going to try this recipe this week.

Anne Adeline said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to be trying my first batch today.

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