Friday, May 23, 2008

Pita Bread

Pita bread was originally made in Greece, it is a very simple bread recipe that you divide up and roll into circles. After it rises you bake it in a really hot oven for a short amount of time and they inflate and look like big bubbles. It's awesome! Then you cut them in half and they slightly deflate, but still stay as pockets for you to fill with whatever yummy filling you wish.

2 tsp. dry yeast
1 c. lukewarm water
1 tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. flour (you can use whole wheat or white)

Dissolve yeast in warm water with sugar. Let froth. Add salt and flour then mix well. Knead, adding more flour as necessary. Let rise till doubled. Punch down. Divide into 6-8 equal portions and let rise for 15 minutes. Roll each pita bread to 1/2 inch circle. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes in oven preheated to 475 degrees. Cut them in half and fill with whatever you want. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE "Pita Bread"!