Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
So easy to make your own pita pockets, and even EASIER to do it in the bread machine! Kids love these for car trips or picnics; can't help but feel adventurous with one of these in the lunch box! NOTE: If you don't have a bread machine, you can STILL make this recipe...see DIRECTIONS at the bottom. COOKING TIME includes rising time
- 1 1⁄3 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 1⁄3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons yeast
- Place the above ingredients into the bread machine according to owner's manual specifications (mine does wet ingredients first).
- Program for DOUGH or MANUAL.
- After the program is completed, divide dough into 10 equal pieces; shape each into a smooth ball; place five on each baking sheet.
- Let rise for 20 minutes while oven preheats to 500; flatten puffy balls gently into a 6-inch disk.
- Bake for five minutes (tops will be puffed and beginning to brown).
- Cut each circle in half to form two pockets.
- Fill with your favorite sandwich fixin's: ham, turkey, chicken salad, lettuce, sprouts, cheese and grapes.
- TRADITIONAL BREAD-MAKING: In a mixing bowl, mix water, sugar and yeast; allow to foam for 3-5 minutes; add oil and salt, mixing well; mix white & wholewheat flours together in a separate bowl, then add to liquids, mixing until well-blended. Place dough-ball in a well-greased bowl, allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled in volume. Continue from Step #3 above.
Very easy to do and the results were fantastic. The kids enjoyed watching them puff up in the oven. This is definitely one I will continue to use over and over
The taste of these was wonderful :-) but I had issues with a pocket forming (I barely got any with any sort of pocket). The problem, I think, is that the dough balls dried a bit when they were rising, and that prevented me from getting them flat enough (I didn't want them to tear). I'm going to try again, perhaps giving them a slight brushing of olive oil while they rise, and report back :-)
Fast and easy recipe. Delicious!