Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pitas

These were so easy and I think I even impressed my hubby. Here is what I learned for next time… only bake them for 5 minutes any longer and they are a tad stiff. Also they should be flipped midway through. The bottoms were beautifully golden while the tops were white.
Ingredients
7/8 cup warm water
2-1/2 cups white bread flour
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
Remove the bread pan from the bread machine and pour in the water and the olive oil. Sprinkle the flour over the liquid so that it is completely covered. Place the salt and sugar in 2 corners of the pan. Make an indentation in the flour with your finger without exposing the liquid and add the yeast to it. fit the bread pan in the machine and set to the dough setting. Press start.
When the cycle has finished, switch off the machine and remove the bread pan. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Lightly flour a work surface and remove the dough from the pan. Knock back gently, then divide into 6 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and set aside for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place 2 cookie sheets in the oven and preheat to 450 ⁰F. Uncover the dough and flatten each piece slightly. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface into a round. Sprinkle lightly with flour and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for a further 10 minutes to rest. Remove the plastic wrap. Transfer the dough rounds to the hot cookie sheets, spaced well apart, and bake for 5 minutes, until risen and golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

1 comment:

Tasha said...

Oh GOD BLESS YOU, WOMAN!! I saw you were making these homemade on facebook and I was thinking, WOW, I want to make homemade pitas! I LOVE pitas!! I'm so going to make these this week! :) Thank you, thank you thank you!!!

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