Sunday, September 9, 2007

Non pocket pita bread

I swear someday we really will get a new camera. Here is a picture of the yummy pitas I made the other night. They were absolutely wonderful, just flawed. I rolled them out way too thin, so they weren't able to get puffy enough to make a pocket. And, I didn't put enough flour down, so they stuck to the counter when I tried to take them off to bake them. But, I have a good recipe, and I know how to make them better, since I tried and messed up. Now I can pass this info on to you, and you can make pitas for your family, because really, who doesn't want to make their own pita bread?

1 1/4 C warm water 1 tsp salt
1 tbsp yeast 3 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar corn meal
Mix all together and knead for a few min. Form into a long roll about the size of a french loaf. Cut lengthwise in half. Cut each lengthwise piece into about 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a thin circle ( I would probably do about 1/4 inch). Put onto a well floured counter. Let rise 45 minutes. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray and sprinkle with corn meal. Bake at 425 for 3-4 min, or until lightly browned.
Even though mine did not make pockets, they were still very tasty warmed up with a little butter and honey. Think of a thick tortilla. If you make them let me know what you think!
Happy Baking


daisies said...

oh yummers ~ those look divine ... i love pita bread ~ i wonder if i can make whole wheat ones? i'm going to give it a go on the weekend : )

thanks for the tips!! xoxox

JoAnna said...

They look great. I can almost smell them. Oh and wouldn't some homemade falafel just be delightful in them?

kami said...

Yummy! I actually like pita bread without the pockets. I just heat it up in a small pan with a tiny bit of oil to make it flexible enough for the filling. It's so good when it's hot and I bet your homemade ones were just awesome!