I made pita bread today,
and it was ridiculously easy!!
This is definitely a culinary milestone for me.
(please keep in mind that I could not cook
2 years ago) So things slowly have been
coming together in the kitchen.
this is the recipe I used.
No modifications were necessary.
Just add hummus.
- 1 package of yeast, or quick rising yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
Preparation:Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Let sit for 10-15 minutes until water is frothy.
Combine flour and salt in large bowl.
Make a small depression in the middle of flour
and pour yeast water in depression.
Slowly add 1 cup of warm water, and stir with
wooden spoon or rubber spatula until elastic.
PLace dough on floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
When the dough is no longer stick and is smooth and elastic,
it has been successfully kneaded.
Coat large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl.
Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated.
Allow to sit in a warm place for about 2 hours,
or until it has doubled in size.
Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces.
Place balls on floured surface. Let sit covered for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 500 deg F. and make sure rack is at the very bottom of oven.
Be sure to preheat your baking sheet also.
Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles.
Each should be about 5-6 inches across and 1/4 inch thick.
Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up.
Turn over and bake for 2 minutes.
Remove each pita with a spatula from the baking sheet
and add additional pitas for baking.