pita bread

Is it worth making pita bread at home?  If you say no, think again …

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Pita dough is one of the easiest to work with it.  It tastes much better than what you get at a store, and only includes clean ingredients with no preservatives.  And best of all, it doesn’t take that much time or effort to make.

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Some food (well almost everything) tastes way better when its made from scratch, especially, pita, dinner rolls, and various kinds of bread and baked goods.  No doubt, making at home takes more effort than going to a grocery store and buying the pack, but believe me, in the end, its totally worth it.

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My husband was surprised by how good these turned out.  They were so soft and simply delicious.  No more store-bought pitas for our family!

You will need:

  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water (105˚-115˚ F)

In the bowl of a stand mixer add water and yeast and let it sit for five mins. Add flour, salt, sugar, and oil. With the dough hook attachment, mix the ingredients  for 6-8 mins on medium speed until the dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer the ball of dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn it around once so the other side can get coated with oil. Cover the bowl with cling wrapper and let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour. Preheat oven to 550 F. Punch down the dough and divide it into 8 pieces. Using rolling pin, roll each ball on a lightly floured surface to a circle or oval shape.

Bake in the preheated oven on wire rack over baking pan for 2-3 mins.  Alternatively, you can drizzle oil on a hot skillet (over medium-high heat).  Place the pita on the skillet and cook for less than a min, until you see bubbles starting to form. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 mins.  Repeat with the rest of pitas.  They are best if eaten on the same day, but you can put them in a zip-lock bag and refrigerate for few days.
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