Homemade Pita Bread
On my way home from the beach with my dog yesterday I stopped off at the local shop to get some pita bread for my favourite Girl-Slaw recipe. Get that recipe here.
And as I stood in line, I thought to my self; Why have I never made my own pita? I know it must be simple.
And boy is it simple! And tasty. I found this recipe, and adapted it using half wholemeal flour instead of just white. I loved the simple process of making the pita, seeing them puff up in the pan is very satisfying indeed.
200-250ml luke warm water
2 tsp dry yeast
175g wholemeal flour, organic
175g plain flour, organic
1 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
Mix the 200 ml of the water and yeast together in a bowl, and let sit for about five minutes until the yeast is dissolved. Add the flour, salt and olive oil. Mix the dough together, and if needed add the remaining
50ml of water until the dough hangs together. Sprinkle a little flour onto a work surface and turn out the dough.
Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and springs back when poked. Drizzle a little olive oil into the bottom of a bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and cover it with a tea-towel, leave to rise in a warm spot for 40min -1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
Remove the dough from the bowl and divide it into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a pita shape and place on a hot pan with a tiny amount of olive oil. Bake for 2 min on each side, or until the pita rises up, then turn over.