Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Making pita at home is simple and very tasty. I like that I could make the pitas smaller than the ones at the grocery. Watching them bake and puff up was really amazing. I found this recipe at www.bread-maker.net.
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon bread machine yeast
- Add ingredients to the bread pan as listed - select the dough cycle and start. After the cycle is complete, remove the dough, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450°F
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape each into a smooth ball - lightly flour the bread board and roll each ball into a 4 inch circle. Cover the circles and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
- Place 4 dough circles on a lightly greased baking sheet. On middle rack, bake for 4 minutes, turn the dough and bake for another 3 minutes or until completely puffed and slightly brown.
- Cool on a rack, and repeat with the remaining dough circles. For storage, while still warm, puncture at seam and press gently to release air and flatten - when cool, stack and place in plastic storage bag.
I might be stating the obvious here, but the milk in this recipe should be warmed to about 110 degrees in order to activate the yeast. The first time I tried to make this I didn't do that, naively believing the bread machine would take care of it (ha!) and that dough didn't work out. But because this recipe was so easy to do, I gave it another shot and am glad I did. I am very pleased with the results. It is indeed fun watching these puff up in the oven, and even more delightful to cut into one and find it hollow, just like it's supposed to be. I have all sorts of plans for these including Chickpea Salad Sandwich, egg and salsa pockets, and pita chips for hummus. Thanks slb2008 for another great recipe! [Made for Spring PAC 2013]
This is an incredibly easy recipe to follow and the results are fantastic. I used parchment paper to line the pan and that saved a little bit of cleanup. I will definitely be making these again.
This is great, and like Gerry said it is really easy! I have made pita before and it was, well, a real PITA if you catch my drift. This was simple to throw together, and the dough was quite easy to work with. I used 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 1/2 c bread flour and they had great texture. Made to accompany Feta Chicken Salad, Feta Chicken Salad, and they were a great match. Thanks for posting!