Quick Pita Bread

Posted on: August 27th, 2010 by missycoppage 1 Comment

Quick Pita BreadWilliam and I always buy pitas at the grocery store for sandwiches so I was excited to try this at home.  Imagine how much money you can save.  Plus I always like to know what every ingredient is that I am eating.  Have you ever read the ingredients for store bought pitas?  These easy pitas are great for dipping but they don’t really form the pockets needed for sandwiches.  I will post my recipe for those also, but they take longer.  If you need them in a pinch these are perfect.

Tips:
*Do NOT peek in the oven as they cook.  Steam is required to make them puff up and if you open the door and look in you will release the steam and they will not puff up.
*Make sure you let the oven reheat between each round of baking. It is important that the oven be as hot as possible for each round of pita baking.

*Do not roll pitas too thin. They should be around 6-7 inches in diameter once rolled out

Whole Wheat Quick Pita Bread

Makes 8 Pitas
Total Time about 1 hour


Ingredients:
2 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
3/4 Cup Water
3/4 tsp Sea Salt
*Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees
*Combine all ingredients and knead gently for a few minutes
*Let rest 15 minutes
*Divide dough into 8 balls
*Roll thin on floured surface
*Place 2 at a time directly onto oven rack
*Bake 5 minutes.  Should be bubbly and dry looking.

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One Response

  1. Jessica says:

    I can't believe how easy this is. I think I'm going to try it for dinner tomorrow…my friend is making a curry, so this will work with it!

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