Pita Bread Recipe

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Submitted by twitz

Makes 24 servings



Original recipe called for 3 cups white flour and 2 cups wheat flour. Also I added the wheat bran and flax seed so feel free to leave out or add other things. I was thinking some rosemary or garlic would be great!

Recipe Ingredients for Pita Bread

2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey
5 cups wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup flax seed

Recipe Directions for Pita Bread

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until water is frothy.

  2. Combine white flour, wheat flour, and salt in large bowl.

  3. Make a small depression in the middle of flour and pour yeast water in depression.

  4. Slowly add warm yeast water, and stir with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until dough becomes elastic.

  5. Place dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes. When the dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and elastic, it has been successfully kneaded.

  6. Coat large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated with oil. Allow to sit, covered, in a warm place for about 3 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

  7. Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces. Place balls on floured surface. Let sit covered for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 500 deg F. and make sure rack is at the very bottom of oven. Be sure to preheat your baking sheet also.

  8. Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Each should be about 5-6 inches across and 1/4 inch thick.

  9. Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up. Turn over and bake for 2 minutes.

  10. Remove each pita with a spatula from the baking sheet and add additional pitas for baking.

  11. Take spatula and gently push down puff. Immediately place in storage bags.

  12. Storing Pita Bread

  13. Pita bread can be stored for up to a week in a pantry or bread box, and up to a month in the freezer. Be sure to use freezer bags when storing in the freezer.

  14. Pita bread dough can also be refrigerated for up to one week in the refrigerator.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
114
Calories from Fat
11
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
99mg
4%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
22.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
0.8g
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
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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