Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pita Bread

This is an easy recipe for those interested in making their own pita bread.


  • 1 T. butter, melted
  • 1/2 t. dry yeast
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c. white flour
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. mint, finely chopped
  • Black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 500
  2. Combine the yeast, butter and 1/4 c. tepid water in a small bowl
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining dry pita ingredients
  4. After the yeast has been given the opportunity to rise (~5 minutes or so), add to the mixing bowl and mix well - add more water or flour as necessary
  5. Knead the down until it is smooth and elastic
  6. Set aside in a lightly oiled, covered bowl let rise for 45 - 60 minutes
  7. On a baking stone, roll out the pita dough into small circular pita shapes
  8. Bake the pitas for 3 - 5 minutes. You should see them puff up like balloons
  9. Remove pitas from oven and place on cooling rack - if desired, cut a slit along side a portion of the edge to create a pocket (I usually omit this step and simply roll the pitas as-is around the filling)

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