Pita Bread

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Bread Recipe
Cuisine: Arab Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 3 - heaped cups plain flour.
  • 1 tsp - castor sugar.
  • 2 cups or less - tepid water.
  • 2 tbsp - olive oil.
  • 1 packet - active dried yeast.

How to Make Pita Bread

  • Mix sugar and water. Sprinkle yeast over it.
  • Cover and keep for 7-9 mins.
  • Sieve flour to loosen.
  • Add yeast solution to sieved flour. Knead to a soft lump.
  • Transfer onto a floured working surface.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Either knead by hand or in a food processor.
  • Place dough into a lightly dusted bowl.
  • Cover with a moist cloth or cling film.
  • Slip bowl into a clean polythene bag, twist mouth, keep aside.
  • Allow dough to rise for 45 mins or till double in size.
  • Punch to exude air, divide dough into 10-12 portions.
  • Roll each portion into a thick round.
  • Keep aside covered with a plastic sheet or moist cloth for 20 mins.
  • Grease a large baking sheet or more than one as required.
  • Preheat oven to 200C, brush breads with water or milk.
  • Bake at 180-190 C for 9-10 mins till light golden.
  • It is done when it feels light and hollow from inside.
  • Cool on racks or serve warm as required.