Khubz 'aadi (Pita Bread)

Recipe by Random Rachel
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 32
YIELD: 16 pitas
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Proof yeast with sugar, and 1/2 cup warm water in a bowl for 10 minutes, until frothy.
  • Add 2 cups warm water, and 1 cup of the flour. Stir until well combined.
  • Add salt and 2 tbsp oil, then gradually add remaining flour until dough forms a ball.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic, then cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled - about 2 hours.
  • Punchdown dough and divide into 16 portions, keeping dough covered.
  • Roll each portion into a 7" disc, and spread out in a single layer. Keep covered and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a pizza stone (or baking pan) in a 500*F oven.
  • Bake breads 2-3 at a time for 3 minutes, until golden and puffed. Place bread in a clean towel to keep warm and soft.
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