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Pita Bread

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This Pita Bread is simply irresistible and mouth-watering recipe. Try this easy to prepare Pita Bread dish; I am sure you will love to share it with your loved ones.
Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1 Teaspoon
  Warm water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine the yeast, 1/2 cup of the water and the sugar and let stand for several minutes.
Stir in the remaining 2 cups water, the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.
Stir 100 times (about 1 minute) in one direction to activate the gluten in the flour.
Let the sponge stand, covered, for 10 minutes to 1 hour.
Sprinkle the salt and olive oil over the sponge and stir well.
Add the remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, until the dough is too stiff to stir.
Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary, until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. (The dough may be saved in a large plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week as long is it is brought to room temperature before baking.) Place a baking stone in the oven, then preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Punch down the dough, cut into the desired number of pieces and roll it out 1/4 inch thick.
Bake 2 or 3 pitas at a time, for about 3 to 4 minutes or until cook and the breads have fully ballooned.
Cool the breads on a wire rack for about 5 minutes, then wrap in a paper towel to keep them soft.
The baked pitas can be stored in a sealable plastic bag and warmed in the oven to soften.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
16

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