Whole Wheat Pita for Bread Maker
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.
- Ready In:
- 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.
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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 Recipe#453045, egg and salsa pockets, and pita chips for hummus. Thanks slb2008 for another great recipe! [Made for Spring PAC 2013]