Monday, September 30, 2013

Pita Bread (Take 2)




I made Pita Bread again.  The last few times I made it, I started it in the bread machine and finished it in the oven.  This is how I usually make any bread.  This time I  decided to make the bread sans bread machine.  Guess what?  It was so easy - there is really no reason to use a bread machine for this type of bread. 

Yesterday I ran out of bread for the kids lunches and I have been making their bread lately instead of buying it.  I decided to consult my trusty Pinterest board for ideas.  That is where I found this recipe, the description read, "Pita bread that works every time."  My Pita bread doesn't work EVERY time just most of the time so I figured I would head over to Under the High Chair and check this recipe out.  The pitas on this blog are prettier than mine but I figure after a few more attempts mine will be pretty too.

BUT - did you see how puffy mine got?  I am so excited, that is where my old recipe didn't always come through.  Some would puff and some wouldn't.  I stuffed my delicious breakfast sandwich in this bad boy this morning and it was perfect!  


recipe from Under the High Chair
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon yeast
1 ¼ cup warm water

1 teaspoon salt
3- 3 ½ cups flour


Directions:
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water for about 5 minutes in the bowl of your electric mixer. Once dissolved, add the salt and 1 ½ cups of flour, mix together with the dough hook to make the batter. Add additional flour until a rough, shaggy mass is formed. Knead for another 8 minutes to get the dough smooth and elasticy. Add more flour as needed if it seems too sticky.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into six pieces for large pitas or ten for smaller.  Shape dough into balls, then flatten with a rolling pin into ¼ inch thick discs. 
Let the dough rest on the floured surface 30-40 minutes until slightly puffed.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Carefully flip the dough upside down on to a b
aking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until light golden and puffed.

Last year at this time I made Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies 

Two Years ago I made Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fennel  

And three years ago I made a Fall Crafts  
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3 comments:

  1. I love making homemade pitas and yours look SO good. YUM!

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  2. doesn't sound hard at all, even I could give it a try :)

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  3. Hi Danielle,
    You make it sound easy and I just love Pita bread. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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