I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Flat Pita Bread

Homemade pita bread is just plain awesome.   Far better than store bought.   Very easy to make, but it does take some time.   You have to let it rise for 3 hours before you can cook them.

(makes 12)

*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.

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