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Pitta Bread Recipe

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


Submitted by cazzrae

Makes 8 servings



Authentic Egyptian Pitta bread

Recipe Ingredients for pitta bread

300 grams warm water
1 tsp dried yeast
350 g plain flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil

Recipe Directions for pitta bread

  1. 1. Place the warm water in a small bowl and sprinkle over the yeast and stir to dissolve.

  2. 2. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl then add the yeast mixture and olive oil and mix to a dough.

  3. 3. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface, knead for 5-8 minutes until smooth and elastic, then form into a ball and place in an oiled mixing bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour to rise until double the size.

  4. 4. Preheat oven to 220C, 425F, gas Mark 7. Turn the risen dough onto a work surface, divide into 8 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Cover them loosely with a piece of plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out then roll each ball into tear shapes about 6mm/ -inch thick

  5. 5. Place onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for approximately 8 minutes until puffed and light brown. Cooking two at a time will prevent the rolled out pitas from drying out whilst you roll out two more.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
171
Calories from Fat
14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.6g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
584mg
24%
Potassium
57mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
33.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
4.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 12%
* 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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