Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Making : Rustic Pita Bread

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These were so easy to make and were great filled with homemade Chicken Salad

Homemade Rustic Pita Bread:

{makes 8 whole pitas or 16 halves}

1 1/8 cups Warm Water
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Olive Oil, plus more for coating bowl
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

In a bowl stir sugar into warm water. Sprinkle the active yeast over top and let sit to proof for 10 minutes. Next, stir in flour, salt and olive oil. Knead until soft and barely sticky. Coat a bowl with olive oil, place the dough in the bowl and cover with a warm damp towel. Move to a warm place to rise and double in size.

Once raised, remove dough and preheat oven to 500 degrees. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough into a 12 inch rope. Cut into eight pieces. Roll into balls and cover with a damp towel while rolling one dough ball at time to approximately seven inches in diameter.

Place 1 to 2 pitas on a cooling rack or directly on your oven rack. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until puffed in center and golden around the edges. Remove and place under a damp towel to soften and cool.

Repeat with remaining pitas.

Once cool store in a plastic bag and refrigerate for a couple days or freeze up to two months or cut in half and fill! Enjoy!

recipe from Simply Scratch

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