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Homemade Pita Bread
Homemade Pita Bread - an easy recipe that brings you fresh, warm pitas in a cinch. Perfect for sandwiches, and scooping up various dips!
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All purpose flour
Extra virgin Olive oil
In a small bowl, combine the warm water, yeast and sugar.
Let this mixture rest for 5-10 minutes, until its frothy and bubbly.
In a large bowl, combine both the flours and salt.
Pour over the yeast mixture and olive oil.
Knead the dough well for 8-10 minutes, until it's smooth and elastic.
Place the ready dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel.
Let the dough rest and proof for 1 -2 hours, or until it's doubled in size. Mine was done in less than an hour.
Gently deflate the dough. Divide into 9 equal- sized pieces.
Form each dough piece into a ball. Place in a tray, cover with a kitchen towel. Let this rest for 10-15 minutes.
In the meanwhile, preheat your oven to 250 C or 480 F.
Line a tray with Silpat or parchment paper. You can use an unlined tray as well.
Once the oven is preheated, start rolling out the dough balls into an oval or round shape. Roll evenly to about a quarter-inch thickness.
Place on your baking tray and slide it in the oven. In 4-5 minutes, you'll see the pitas puffing up and turning light golden brown.
Take them out and keep warm in a kitchen towel.
Repeat with rest of the dough.
Serve warm or at room temperature. These keep well, wrapped in foil or baking paper for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
Homemade Pita Bread -
-August 17, 2020