Before I start, is it pitta or pita bread? I have researched this and have not been able to come to a conclusive result, so I’m going with pitta, unless someone informs me otherwise. If you know for certain, please could you kindly let me know?
Anyway, plain pitta bread is very easy to make, and one of these days I will write a post about it. But as regular readers may know, I don’t like to follow the run of the mill, I kinda like to mix things up a bit.
So no ordinary pitta recipe here, I’m using wholemeal seed grain flour for added texture and general yummiest. Be careful not to over mix the ingredients in the food processor, otherwise you will end up with frisbees instead of delicious pitta.
- 1 tablespoon instant dried yeast
- 1 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 3/4 cups plain flour
- 1 3/4 cups seed and grain wholemeal flour
- vegetable oil, for greasing
- In a small bowl add the yeast and warm water, stirring to ensure the yeast dissolves. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the yeast mixture begins to bubble.
- Sift the salt and flours together in a separate large bowl.
- Pour the yeast mixture into the bowl of a food mixer, and using a dough hook, start the food mixer on a slow speed.
- Slowly and gradually add the flour mix into the bowl with the yeast mixture and allow to the machine to knead until all the flour has been incorporated. This should take about 10 minutes. In this instance, it is better to under knead than to over knead. The dough should be smooth and elastic. If the mixture seems too dry, add a few tablespoons of warm water.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Divide into 8-12 equal sized balls, depending on what size you require.
- With a rolling pin, flatten the balls in to roll discs, until they are about 5mm thick.
- Rest the pitta on the floured surface for about 30 minutes, until they have slightly raised. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 7
- After they have rested, place the pitta on a very lightly greased baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, flipping each on to the other side half way through baking.
- Remove from the oven, they should be all puffed up! Allow to cool for a few minutes and then enjoy 🙂
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