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Pita Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michelle Bearnson
Added: Thursday, February 9, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 c. warm water
1 Tbsp. yeast
Mix yeast in water until dissolved.

3 c. flour, divided
1 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Combine yeast and water in a mixing bowl and let dissolve and begin to bubble. Add half of flour and beat by hand then add salt and rest of flour and mix into a stiff dough.
Knead 5-7 minutes until smooth. Let dough rest 15 min.
Cut into 8 pieces. Keeping a round ball and roll on floured board to 1/4 inch thick. Let dough rise for 45 min. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 4 minutes @ 500 then reach into oven and turn the roll over quickly and bake 2 minutes longer. Be careful reaching into oven, but don't remove baking sheet from oven, the Pita will not puff up so you will have a pocket. Place on a clean dish cloth and stack and cover with the cloth. Let cool till ready to use. Use scissors to cut in half making 16 pocket pitas.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 min. prep/ 45 min rising time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We like this with the recipe *Steak and Everything In main dish beef section of this book, as the filler. Any left over pitas get filled the next morning with scrambled eggs and bacon.

 

 

 

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