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Pita Bread Home Made Recipe

Looking for an easy Pita Bread Home made recipe? Learn how to make Pita Bread Home made using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kolynna

Makes 8 servings



Pita Bread made at home with all natural ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients for Pita Bread Home made

3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp. olive oil

Recipe Directions for Pita Bread Home made

  1. Mix the yeast in with the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the olive oil and 1 cup water and stir together with a wooden spoon. All of the ingredients should form a ball. If some of the flour will not stick to the ball, add more water.

  2. Once all of the ingredients form a ball, place the ball on a work surface, and knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes. If you are using an electric mixer, mix it at low speed for 10 minutes. As the dough is mixing, continue to add flour, a tablespoon or two at a time, until the dough clears the sides of the bowl and is tacky but not sticky. (I add a significant amount of flour, so don?t be afraid to keep adding more until you reach the right consistency.)

  3. When you are done kneading the dough, place it in a bowl that has been lightly coated with oil. Form a ball out of the dough and place it into the bowl, rolling the dough around so that it has a light coat of oil on all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp towel and set aside to rise until it has doubled in size, approximately 90 minutes.

  4. When it has doubled in size, punch the dough down to release some of the trapped gases and divide it into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, cover the balls with a damp kitchen towel, and let them rest for 20 minutes. This step allows the dough to relax so that it will be easier to shape.

  5. While the dough is resting, preheat the oven to 450. If you have a baking stone, put it in the oven to preheat as well. If you do not have a baking stone, turn a cookie sheet upside down and place it on the middle rack of the oven while it is preheating. This will be the surface on which you bake your pitas.

  6. After the dough has relaxed for 20 minutes, spread a light coating of flour on a work surface and place one of the balls of dough there. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on top of the dough and use a rolling pin or your hands to stretch and flatten the dough. You should be able to roll it out to between ? 1/8? thick ? 6 inches in diameter. If the dough does not stretch sufficiently, you can cover it with the damp towel and let it rest 5-10 minutes before trying again.

  7. Place discs on a lightly greased baking sheet or parchment paper and let rise, uncovered, until barely doubled in thickness, about 30-45 minutes.

  8. Open the oven and place as many pitas as you can fit on the hot baking surface. They should be baked through and puffy after 3 minutes. If you want your pitas to be crispy and brown you can bake them for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, but it isn?t necessary.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 106.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
238
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
441mg
18%
Potassium
79mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
43.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
6.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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