I found this stuffed in my recipe box. I'm not sure where I found it, but I decided to try this with Gyros. These were delicious!
The recipe wasn't specific on the temperature of the water, & after I had all of the ingredients in the pan, I remembered that I should have used warm water (120-130 degrees F). But I goofed & used cold water. I thought I'd try it anyways & if it didn't work I'd just make another batch. But I got lucky, because it raised just fine. I also used all-purpose flour.
This was my first time making pita bread, so for any of you who are new to making pitas as well, here are some tips for rolling them out.
If you roll them out to 6-7 inches, they do not puff very much & you can use them like a tortilla. However, if you roll them a little smaller (some of mine just didn't want to stretch to 6 inches) & have them a little thicker (not too much) they puff up & you can cut them in half for pita pockets. For some wierd reason, this really impressed me!
Note: If you use a stone pan to bake these, bake for 4 minutes & do not turn.
*Prep time varies for all bread machines, so I didn't list that part. My prep time was 1 hour, 20 minutes.