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Pita Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
 
Directions
  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes or until water is frothy.
  2. Sift flour and salt together.
  3. Add yeast mixture to flour.
  4. Slowly add 1 cup of warm water, stirring until dough pulls together.
  5. On a floured surface, knead dough, adding flour until the dough is not sticky and is smooth and elastic. About 10 minutes.
  6. Lightly coat a large bowl (don't use a plastic one) with vegetable oil. Roll dough in bowl to lightly coat with oil.
  7. Cover bowl well with plastic wrap, set in a warm place until it's doubled in size. About 45 minutes
  8. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces.
  9. On floured surface, roll each piece into a ball. Let dough sit covered for 10 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven and baking sheet to 500 deg. Pizza stone or flat baking sheet work best.
  11. Roll each ball of dough to 1/4 inch thick circles.
  12. Bake each circle for 3-4 minutes, or until the bread puffs up. Turn over and bake for another 2 minutes.

 

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