FLAT PITA BREAD
*2 1/2 teaspoons quick rising yeast
*1/2 cup warm water
*1 teaspoon granulated sugar
*3 cups unbleached all-pourpose flour
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt
*1 cup warm water
~Dissolve sugar & yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
~Allow to sit for 15 minutes to allow yeast to proof.
~Mix flour & salt into a large mixing bowl.
~Make a well in the middle of the flour.
~Pour the yeast mixture into the well.
~Add 1 cup warm water into the well.
~Stir until well mixed.
~Knead dough for 12-15 minutes or until dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and elastic.
~Coat a large bowl with vegetable oil or butter.
~Place dough into greased bowl and flip so that all sides are greased.
~Allow to rise in a warm draft free area for 3 hours, or until dough as doubled in size.
~Lightly four a clean surface.
~Remove dough from bowl and roll into a rope.
~Cut rope into 12 pieces.
~Allow dough to rest for 10-15 minutes.
~Roll each section of dough into circles about 5 inches across & 1/4 inch.
~Preheat griddle or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.
~Lightly grease griddle/cast-iron pan.
~Place pita into hot pan and cook for about 20-25 seconds, flip and continue to cook for 1 minute or until bubbles appear.
~Cook pitas one at a time.
*If pitas start to brown, turn down the heat a little bit.