Monday, July 19, 2010

PITA!

I've made lots of different breads before; sweet, savory, sandwich, rolls, you name it, I've probably made it. But why on Earth I've never tried making pita bread before is beyond me. I rectified that today.


I found this recipe from The Fresh Loaf for easy pita. If you read all the comments you can use 1/3 whole wheat, 2/3 white. I used unbleached all purpose for my "white".


The trick to these is to have a REALLY hot oven and preheat your sheet with the oven. I started the oven at 500 but didn't wait for it to preheat so the first two took longer and didn't get as poofy. They did still split when torn apart just like a regular pita.


I rotated the batches out one pita at a time. So I'd always have at least one in the oven, one cooling, one rolled out while I was rolling out another. The batch made twelve good sized pitas, though it says it makes eight. Which is really good because I've already eaten three some. One didn't count, though, because it was kinda small...


I don't think I could ever go back to buying these at the store again. Ingredients cost maybe a dollar per batch. Though they take about 2 hours from start to finish, it's less time than dragging five kids to the store.
This is definately a keeper recipe I'm glad I've added to my repertoire.

2 comments:

Crystal said...

A side note: I made these Monday for dinner Tuesday. Bad move. They don't keep well. Next time I will make them for right before -or same day- eating.

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

I will try my hand at these in the next week. They are so pricey at $1 a piece+$4 a pkg. OUCH.
Good to know they do not keep well. Guess it will be a long dinner making night. :)