28 June 2012

PITA BREAD

Pita bread is, as all skillet breads are, a very simple bread dough - flour, yeast, water. You can make it in the oven or on the stovetop. If you bake it on a large baking sheet, you can do more of them at once, and if you use a skillet, it will take a bit more time, but they will be crispier. Basically, it's your choice and preference. Pita breads are excellent for sandwiches of any sort, as they have a large pocket and are easy to transport (for picnics and gatherings).

Homemade pita bread tinascookings.blogspot.com

Ingredients:
400 grams flour
300 ml warm water
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt

Preparation:
Reserve about 50 grams of flour and combine the rest of ingredients in a large bowl. Mix first with a wooden spoon, then with your hands, until the dough comes together. Tip the dough out on a floured surface (use the reserved flour) and continue kneading, adding the flour as you knead, for about 10 minutes, until the dough is elastic. Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and let it rise for about an hour.
After the dough has doubled in size, punch it down, divide into 12 parts, shape them, and let them rise again, for about half an hour. Flatten the dough balls into 5 mm (¼-inch) thick discs and bake in a preheated oven on a baking sheet that was heating with the oven, at 200˚C, for about 4 minutes. They should just puff up, but not brown. Serve them warm, with a topping (or a filling) of your choice.

20 comments:

  1. I love pita bread and love the idea of making them myself. Thank you for the recipe!

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  2. Meni se polovina nadula, a druga polovina nije. Ali su odlicne. Jos sam ih posluzila uz dip od boba. Ma, imali smo skroz orijentalni rucak... :)

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    1. Kod mene su bile sa svežim sirom :) odlične su :)

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  3. mmmm, divno izgela, moracu da probam

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  4. Odlično izgleda!! Obožavam pita bread :)

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  5. Predivno izgledaju, moracu da isprobam:)

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  6. Obožavam pita bread, ali nikako da ga sama napravim

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  7. pita is one of my all time fave breads to eat and can be used in so many ways :) never thought of making it on my own...definitely will try this :)

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  8. Nisam nikad jela, nikako da nađem vremena za isprobavanje :) Al baš mi je fora, super izgledaju :)

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  9. Thank you very much for this recipe. I love pita bread and yours looks wonderful!

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  10. Thank you for taking part this month. Your pitas look great.

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  11. The pitas look beautiful. Thank you for participating in this month's challenge

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  12. I'm in love with that picture of the pile of pitas - they look so warm, soft and delicious.

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  13. This is great!! Love to eat them mmmm :D

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  14. Vrlo se brzo prave, uz dovoljno veliki pleh mogu se ispeći za 15ak minuta, a vrlo su ukusne :)
    Hvala vam :)

    Thank you all, you're very kind :)

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