Pita breads was one of the breads I baked with my recent batch of bread flour. I had tried to make these with wholewheat but somehow it didn’t have that oomph or fluffiness of the pita pockets which is so essential to a Pita. Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisines entice me and my family and I am always looking for occasions to bake this.
This Pita Bread was made along with Beetroot Hummus . I had made a middle eastern platter earlier too. This is a new version of Pita which worked so well, so thought I would document this with some new dishes.
Stuff these with some falafels and some sour cream and salad, and it makes for a healthy , filling meal. Let’s get to make these.
Cuisine : Middle Eastern / Lebanese.
Serve with Falafels, salad and Hummus
Prep time : 20 mins, Standing time : 60 mins ; Makes : 4-6 medium sized pitas
Adapted from Recipe source (video) : The Kitchn
Strong White bread flour – 3 cups
Warm water – 1 cup
Instant Yeast – 7 grams (or 1 sachet/1.25 tsp)
Salt – 1 tsp
Olive Oil- 3 tbsp
In a kitchenAid / for processor, place all the ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon to make a shaggy dough. Cover and leave for 10 mins.
Knead to a smooth elastic dough. Cover and rest for 60 – 75 minutes.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 230 C / 450 F for over 20-30 mins. Simultaneously heat a pizza stone inside the oven too.
Deflate the dough and divide into 6 medium parts.
roll into thinnish discs, sprinkling a little dry flour if required. Cover and keep all the discs till done.
Place one disc a heated pizza stone and let it puff up on
once done, remove immediately and keep covered with a dry kitchen towel.
Bake the rest of the pita breads
Serve warm with salad, hummus and falafels.
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017
I have always made the stove top ones and they have worked perfect . Your new version looks great and I must try this .
I have never tried pita by myself since it is so easily available everywhere here… hehe… love the baked version, and with that hummus, would be awesome!
I guess the trick is always in how hard we roll it out…however I feel with practice you get it right, the pita bread looks so nicely baked and must have tasted great with that bright beets hummus..
Simply love pitas stuffed with hummus and falafel, baked pitas looks prefect and that catchy hummus is a real torture.
We love pita with falafel and making them at home is a nice idea. Love to try these soon.
home made pita bread is my fave and it bakes so fast I no longer buy it!