Friday, April 13, 2012

Pita Bread!

This is just in time for your lunch tomorrow. Really, it's that fast and easy. Plus, it's a recipe sized for a normal group of people, not my large, lunatic bunch. Print it out; you'll be glad you did.


2/3 cup warm water (around 110F)
1 tsp yeast
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup white flour
2 tsp gluten powder (optional)
2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp olive oil

Dissolve the yeast in the water, and mix in the remaining ingredients (or, dump into your bread machine bucket or mixer bowl in the order given). Knead for 10 minutes, then stop, split into 6 pieces and roll into balls. Put on a plate atop the stove and turn on the oven to preheat to 500F. When the oven's preheated, flatten the balls and roll them out to about 6" diameter (which will be really thin), and place on a greased baking sheet. Immediately put them in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, at which time they'll be puffy and ready to split.
I stuffed mine with broiled chicken strips, but you could use tuna salad, egg salad, deli meats, or whatever floats your boat. Everyone you feed will be impressed with your lunch making skills! (Cut up apple pieces are optional, but fun, as is the Winnie the Pooh plate.)

Happy weekending, everyone; I hope you have nice things planned.


SissySees said...

Seriously?! That easy?! I lack the optional gluten, so I might make some tomorrow!!

Pam said...

I may just have to make these... they look easy enough and I am certain they taste wonderful!

Enjoy your weekend Marjie.

Mary said...

These look like they turned out perfectly! I'm sure they were devoured lightning quick.

Pam said...

pita and nann are some of my favorite breads to make because they are so easy!

Two French Bulldogs said...

oh yummy..we never thought about making pita bread
Benny & Lily

Tami said...

How did you know that I had been thinking about making pita bread? I'll give your recipe a try!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have never tried pita bread, will certainly try this recipe out, maybe even today :) Diane

grace said...

i've had mixed success making pitas--it's so disappointing when they don't poof!

Linda said...

I make it for pizza all the time...we like it tough and hard so I hardly ever get it to "pocket" like that.

Nichole said...

Looks delish!!!!!!

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Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh wow - I never thought of making home-made pita bread...that looks delicious!! :-)