June 2, 2010

Homemade Pita Bread

2 1/4 c. warm water
3 c. all purpose flour
3 c. white wheat flour
2 tsp. salt
2 TBS. vegetable oil
2 TBS. sugar
1 TBS. yeast

Add water, sugar and yeast, and mix.  Let sit for 10 minutes until foamy.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Knead with machine or by hand for 10 minutes.  Place in oiled bowl, cover with warm cloth and let rise until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to a piping hot 500 degrees!  Turn dough onto floured countertop.  Divide into 16 pieces, roll each piece into a ball, and roll out into a 6-7" circle.  Set on floured counter, loosely cover.

Place 2 pita circles on a wire cake rack.  Place the cake rack directly on oven rack (or on top of baking stone) and bake for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.  Remove and immediately place in a brown paper bag to keep steam inside of bag.  Once the pitas are soft, cut in half.  Store in plastic bag in refrigerator for several days, or in freezer for up to 2 months.

These are great! We'll be using these for greek food, sandwiches and chicken salads!

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