Pita Bread

niedziela, 2 lutego 2014

Pita Bread

Time: 3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Directions

  • 1 Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1/4c. of warm water.
  • 2 Sift together 2 1/2c. of the flour, and the 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • 3 Form a well in the center of the flour/salt mixture, and pour in dissolved yeast, and the remaining 1c. of water.
  • 4 Mix, adding the remaining 1c. of flour as needed, until the dough leaves the side of the bowl.
  • 5 Dust your clean countertop lightly with flour, and knead for 10 - 15 minutes. Form a ball.
  • 6 Use the oil to grease a clean bowl, and place the ball of dough inside, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a draft-free place for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, or until it is double the original size.
  • 7 Punch down, and place on a lightly floured surface. Knead for 4 minutes, and divide into 10 - 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls, and roll out with a rolling pin.
  • 8 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place each pita on top of a floured paper towel, layering them.(paper towel, pita,paper towel,pita, etc -- ).
  • 9 Preheat the oven to 475f., and let them rise for 25 minutes Bake on a cookie sheet for 6 - 10 mins., and when they have cooled for 1 minute, stack them on top of eachother to cool completely.

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