Pita Bread

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Pita Bread

Postby NCPaul » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:32 pm

Do you know how pita bread from the store always seems a little stale?

That's because it is. :D

It's easy to fix -

All purpose flour 350 g (2 1/2 c)
Cake flour 105 g (3/4 c)
Whole wheat flour 20 g (1/4 c)
Yeast 3 g (1 t)
Salt 11 g (2 t)
Olive oil 5 mL (1 T)
Water 300 mL (1 1/3 c)

Mix together until smooth and slightly sticky. Let proof until doubled then punch down by pulling the bread to the center of the bowl from the edges. Allow to double again. Divide into 12 pieces and shape into small balls.

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Roll out into 6 inch (15 cm) rounds and let rest on a floured cloth. Heat oven to max. 550 F (260-270C) and position a baking stone in the upper third of the oven.

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Quickly slide the pita two at a time from a well floured board onto the stone. The best part happens in about one minute -

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Bake for only two or three minutes. They will have barely any color. They deflate a little as they cool. Cross-section -

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Dinner! :D

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Postby grisell » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:06 pm

Mmm. :D
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Postby johnfb » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:13 pm

They look perfect, I make my own too
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Postby mitchamus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:47 pm

left over pizza dough makes great pita bread too.
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Postby Snags » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:28 am

Great recipe will git it a go
but

Would love the recipe for the Greek Version
It seems yellower doesn't split in half and has a more bready taste.Like a thin pizza must of had semolina in it???
I used to be able to buy it in supermarkets in Melbourne but not available in NSW or Qld.

might give this a try and adjust if necessary

http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/9705/gr ... bread.aspx
yet to take the plunge still researching
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Postby Minki » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:07 pm

Well done NCPaul
They look fantastic.
I'll be over for the next snack. :)
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Postby yotmon » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:49 pm

Just to say that I tried this recipe this weekend - couldn't be easier ! Just threw everything in the bread maker on the dough cycle and then baked in the oven on a pizza tray. Turned out a lot better than I thought they would. Finished them off a day later by reheating them in the toaster and they were still very good. I filled them with salad/sliced onions and grilled chicken, then poured on mint flavoured yogurt ( home made of course). Highly recommend them !
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Postby tomwal » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:33 am

Hi, could you please verify what cake flour is, is it a self raising flour.

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Postby NCPaul » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:47 am

Cake flour is a low protein finely milled flour. It does not have any leavening agents. You can use all purpose flour if you don't have cake flour. I love watching these puff in the oven. :D
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Postby vagreys » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:11 pm

Never occurred to me to use cake flour!
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Postby yotmon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:34 pm

I used 'plain' flour for the 'all purpose' and 'self-raising' in place of the 'cake' flour - worked out just fine so I'll be sticking to that.
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Postby tomwal » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:50 am

yotmon wrote:I used 'plain' flour for the 'all purpose' and 'self-raising' in place of the 'cake' flour - worked out just fine so I'll be sticking to that.


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Re: Pita Bread

Postby urowho » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:00 pm

I do mine in my ceramic BBQ at about 350c. Taste amazing. I can't face the shop ones any more!
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