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    Pita Bread

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    Scarlett516's Note:

    These are from "How to Cook Everything" from Mark Bittman.Most of the time is spent on the rise.

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    • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (you may also use a combination of the two, plus wheat flour) or 3 1/2 cups bread flour (you may also use a combination of the two, plus wheat flour)
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus a bit for greasing the bowl
    • 1 cup water, plus more as needed


    1. 1
      Place flour in a food processor with steel blade. Add salt and yeast, process for 5 seconds.
    2. 2
      While processor is running, add olive oil and water through the feed tube.
    3. 3
      Process about 30 seconds and remove cover.
    4. 4
      Dough should be barely sticky and in a ball, add water 1 tablespoon at a time if too dry, and process for 5-10 seconds. If dough is too wet, add a tablespoon of flour and process for a couple of seconds.
    5. 5
      Place dough on lightly floured surface and and knead by hand for about 1 minute by hand.
    6. 6
      Lightly oil a large bowl and put the dough in it. Cover and let it rise until doubled, about 2 hours.
    7. 7
      Punch dough and divide it into 6-12 pieces. Keep lightly floured and covered.
    8. 8
      Preheat oven to 500°F, use baking stones, or place a baking sheet on each rack.
    9. 9
      Flatten each ball on a lightly floured surface and roll into a 6-8 inch circle. Lightly flour each circle as finished, cover, but do not stack.
    10. 10
      Starting with the first circles rolled, Place each circle on the sheet or stone and bake until lightly puffed (about 2-3 minutes).
    11. 11
      If bread does not puff up, still remove it at 2-3 minutes, creases in dough may cause it not to puff.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2010


      Yum. I made these today, and my parents could not stop eating them! I loved how easy the dough was to put together- what is simpler than throwing all the ingredients into the food processor? It took a long time to rise, but that is a function of temperature, so not an issue with the recipe at all. I used 1 cup of WW flour and the remainder was bread flour. Great flavor, and very nice presentation. I cooked them on a baking stone, 3 at a time, for 2 1/2 minutes on the first side, then flipped and cooked for 30 seconds more to get a nice color on the other side. Great bread, we dipped in garlic lemon butter with dinner, but I will likely make a sandwich with one tomorrow. Made for ZWT6.

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    • on June 12, 2010


      Great pita! All eaten up and none left. Made it early this morning, and had a delightful bite tonight. Love the use of olive oil, and was so very easy to put together. My food processor wasn't I use the bread machine. Nice puffy pitas! Made for ZWT6 Zee Zesties! June 2010

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    • on June 09, 2010


      I have never made a dough in my food processor before - it was so simple and easy to work with! I used 1 cup WW flour and the rest white. Awesome! For ZWT6 N.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pita Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (707 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 288.2
    Calories from Fat 27
    Total Fat 3.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 777.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 7.9 g

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