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Pita Bread Recipe

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Looking for an easy Pita bread recipe? Learn how to make Pita bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lkbooth

Makes 12 servings



http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-easy-homemade-pita-brea-90844

Recipe Ingredients for Pita bread

1 cup warm water (not hot or boiling)
2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
2 t salt
1 t olive oil

Recipe Directions for Pita bread

  1. Mix the water and yeast together and let sit for about five minutes until the yeast is dissolved. Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour (saving the last half cup for kneading), salt, and olive oil. Stir until a shaggy dough is formed.

  2. Sprinkle a little of the extra flour onto your clean work surface and turn out the dough. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes total, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to your hands or the work surface, but try to be sparing. It's better to use too little flour than too much. If you get tired, stop and let the dough rest for a few minutes before finishing kneading.

  3. Clean the bowl you used to mix the dough and film it with a little olive oil. Set the dough in the bowl and turn it until it's coated with oil. Cover with a clean dishcloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it's doubled in bulk, 1 - 2 hours.

  4. Pre-heat the oven to 450. If you have a baking stone, put it in the oven to heat. If you don't have a baking stone, place a large baking sheet on the middle rack to heat.

  5. Gently deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and gently flatten each piece with your hand. Sprinkle the pieces with a little more flour and then cover them with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap wrap until you're ready to bake them.

  6. Using a floured rolling pin, roll one of the pieces into a circle 8-9 inches wide and about a quarter inch thick. Make sure the dough isn't sticking to your counter and sprinkle both the dough and the counter with a little flour if it is. Roll out as many pitas as will fit in your oven at once.

  7. Place the rolled-out pitas directly on the baking stone or baking sheets and bake for about 3 minutes. We find it most effective to lay the pita flat on the palm of our hand and then flip it over onto the baking stone. The pita will start to puff up and is done when it has fully ballooned.

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Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
119
Calories from Fat
6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.7g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
389mg
16%
Potassium
47mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
24.1g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
3.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 9%
* 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
95% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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