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Pita Bread

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Ingredients
  Dried yeast 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Warm water 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Strong flour 14 Ounce, sifted (400 Gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large mixing bowl, activate the yeast by dissolving it with the sugar in 3 tablespoons of warm water. Allow the yeast starter to stand for 10 minutes till it is frothy.
2. Grease a baking sheet with oil or baking spray.
3. Preheat the oven to 450° F, 230° C, 15 minutes before baking time.

MAKING
4. Into the yeast starter in the large mixing bowl, add the remaining water, oil and salt.
5. Add the flour in 4 batches, to the liquid in the bowl, mixing with a wooden spoon, to form sticky dough.
6. Turn the dough out onto a flour dusted board or work surface and knead with the back of your palm until soft and pliable.
7. Form the dough into a tight ball and return it to the work bowl.
8. Coat the dough with a little oil and cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and rest in a warm dry place to allow the dough to ferment for 1 to 1 ½ hours till the dough has doubled in volume.
9. Knock out the air by punching the dough with your fist.
10. Turn out to the work board and divide it into 6-8 portions.
11. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten with your palm into a 6 inch circle with ¼ inch thickness.
12. Arrange the breads on the baking sheet and lightly dust with flour.
13. Cover the tray and rest the breads for another 10 to 15 minutes until the breads have leavened again.

FINALIZING
14. Place the baking tray on the middle level of the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the breads have puffed up and turned a light brown.
15. Remove from the oven and immediately stack the breads and wrap in foil or a paper towel to keep them soft and moist.

SERVING
16. You can store the pita breads in the refrigerator.
17. Heat in the oven for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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