PITA BREAD

May 12, 2014

I’ve always wanted to make pita bread myself. It looks like so much fun when they blow up like little helium balloons. Unfortunately it’s not that easy to make them blow up evenly if you don’t use/or have baking stones. And if they don’t fully blow up you won’t be able to fill them with yummy food later.

I figured out it works best if you keep your baking sheet buttered well! – Not that it always worked with this theory…. But the good thing is, that even if they don’t blow up perfectly they taste just as delicious!

PITA BREAD

  • 1.25 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 0.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yeast

_ heat butter and milk until butter is melted

_ combine all dry ingredients in a bowl

_ mix in liquids

_ knead dough until smooth [5min]

_ cover and let rise in a warm place [about 1.5 hours]

_ knead dough and divide into 20 equal piecesfox_pita3

_ form small dough balls [let rest for 15-30min]fox_pita4

_ preheat oven to 200°C [using the grill function]

_ butter a baking sheet

_ roll out dough balls into hand sized circles [about 2mm thick – make sure you don’t get any wrinkles into it]fox_pita5

_ put baking tray [with baking sheet] into the oven [close to the grill]

_ once warm put 2-3 dough circles in at a time

_ pitas will blow up quickfox_pita6

_ once all blown up turn around and bake until slightly brownedfox_pita7

_ pitas will deflate soon after they are out of the oven

Now go and fill them with tomatoes, feta, … and everything else that makes you happy!

The pitas can be stacked and frozen for a short wile. fox_pita2

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