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Grandma's Pita Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Anna Areeda
Added: Monday, April 2, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 pkg. yeast (preferably rapid-rise)
2 tsp. salt
2 - 4 tbs. sugar
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups warm water (120)

Directions:
Directions:
1.Mix yeast with 12 oz. warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes to begin fermenting. Mix flour, salt and sugar in mixing bowl or food processor. Pour oil into yeast mixture. With mixer paddle or processor running, add yeast mixture. Add a little more water if necessary, until mixture forms a ball. Knead together and put in greased bowl to let rise for 1 hour.

2. Form into balls. Use flour as necessary so they don't stick. Let rise for 1 hour.

3. Roll out flat. It is important to keep crusty side up while rolling out. Let rise for 1 hour.

4. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Position racks on bottom level and top level. Flip flat loaf onto baking sheet (crusty side down) and bake until it puffs up. Reposition to top level. Change oven setting to broil. Broil until top is slightly browned. Change oven to 500 bake add more loaves to bottom and repeat baking/broiling instructions until all loaves are done.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12 med. loaves

 

 

 

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