Pita Bread

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Pita’s have been all the rage at our house since i was a little girl… the best part is to watch them rising in the oven…everyone has  always  thought it just the best thing since, since….well, just since!-  when the pita’s rise from a very flat rolled-out-round shape, to a  puffed-up tasty bread that they can fill with veggies and dip, or just eat plain.   Even the simple everyday things in life can be enjoyed by making them seem special. 😉

  Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 cups unbleached white bread Flour, – plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1  1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Sugar (or you can use a small spoonful of honey)
  • 1 tsp.  rapid-rise active dry Yeast

Directions:  Start by pouring the water and oil in the bread-machine  [or if not using a machine- place in a bowl large enough to work with]. Next sprinkle the yeast on-top. Pour the flour in and then add the sugar and salt in on different sides of the bowl.  At this point you will either turn-on the machine (use the pizza setting if it has it other-wise use the basic one) to let it do the work for you, or you can gently start stirring the mixture with a spatula until you can use your hands to start the kneading process.  When the dough cycle is finished [or the dough has become nicely incorporated and smooth like good dough should be;)] – place it on a lightly floured surface and punch down gently.

Divide the dough into 10-12 equal pieces,   Shape each piece into a ball and then set aside, covered with an oiled plastic wrap for 10 minuets.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees , then place baking sheets (or if you happen to have one- use a baking stone) in the oven to heat.

Flatten each piece of dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick [no bigger than a medium sized adult’s hand].  Lightly sprinkle each pita with flour, then cover with the plastic wrap for another 10 minuets.

Place the pita’s in the oven and bake for 5-6 minuets, or until they are puffed up and have a light golden tint to them.  [don’t forget to watch them puff up! it’s so cool!]          Transfer pita’s to cooling racks and then be prepared to shoo people out of the kitchen until you are ready to serve them – they will disappear like lightening! 😉

Serve with  humus, veggie’s and dip, or fill with grilled chicken and sauce….the options are endless so get creative!! 🙂

Happy Cooking and Bon Appétit!

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4 thoughts on “Pita Bread

  1. Reblogged this on Sweet 16's Country Kitchen and commented:

    Hey Everybody! This was one of the first recipes posted here when we started blogging so I’ve decided to Re-blog it simply because it has become the most popular and most searched-for recipe here on Sweet 16’s Country Kitchen! ~ You all make our blogging experience so enjoyably fun, so thanks for the love! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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