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Pita Bread

Cook Time

40 minutes

Servings

8
Pita Bread

Publish Date: August 14, 2013

  

In a large bowl combine warm water, oil, salt and sugar. Add 1 cup of flour along with yeast and stir to mix. Add remaining flour and knead everything on a lightly floured surface in to a soft dough. (The dough will be sticky in the beginning but as you knead it forms the gluten and makes a soft dough.)

Put your dough into a bowl and lightly oil the top. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place for the first rise for about 1 hour. (Tip: heat your oven for a minute and switch off. Leave the dough in the warm oven for it to ferment.)

Punch down the dough to remove the excess gas and cut it in to 8 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball and on a lightly floured surface roll each ball into a 6 or 7 inch circle.

As you roll each piece of the dough into circles, cover them loosely with a kitchen towel. Repeat making circles and cover all of them with the towel and let them sit on the countertop for the second rise about 25-35 minutes, until slightly puffy.

Preheat oven to 500°F. On a cooling rack or a wire rack, place 2 circles side-by-side and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 4-5 minutes until puffy and brown.

Remove the rack and wrap the pita bread immediately in a damp towel and keep it covered. Repeat the baking and wrapping of the pita bread. Let it cool completely before serving. Pita breads can be stored in zippered bag in fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

Recipe from Sizzling Veggies.

Makes 8 servings. Serving size 1.0 pita.

Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):

Calories [185], Fat [2.5] grams, Protein [6] grams, Sodium [285] mg, Carbohydrates [34.5] grams, Fiber [6] grams

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