Khubz 'aadi (Pita Bread)

"Simple, airy pita bread. from Saveur magazine April 2006"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
16 pitas
Serves:
32
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ingredients

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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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Reviews

  1. Lucky in Bayview
    Really simple recipe for a nice soft pita. I only had a couple that puffed enough to make a pocket, but I think that was because I made them too big. But, they worked great anyway for how I wanted to serve them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
     
  2. Baby Kato
    These were delicious pita Random Rachel. I scaled down the recipe for only two people, it worked really well. The pita were easy to make. I did have a little difficulty with shaping, I will improve with practise. The pita were wonderful served with recipe #307689, recipe #472507 and Greek Tomato Salad.
     
  3. Outta Here
    Very easy to make. I did cut recipe in half, with no problems. Next time i am going to try a little whole wheat flour for some of the all-purpose flour. Served with lamb burgers and trimmings. Made for ZWT 9.
     
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