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Baked Pita Bread – Version 2 | Easy breads

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.

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Pita Bread

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

Ingredients:

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

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How to:

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.

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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.

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This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017      

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6 Comments

  1. vaishali sabnani

    I have always made the stove top ones and they have worked perfect . Your new version looks great and I must try this .

  2. 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!

  3. 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..

  4. Priya Suresh

    Simply love pitas stuffed with hummus and falafel, baked pitas looks prefect and that catchy hummus is a real torture.

  5. cookingwithsapana

    We love pita with falafel and making them at home is a nice idea. Love to try these soon.

  6. Chef Mireille

    home made pita bread is my fave and it bakes so fast I no longer buy it!

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