Fresh From The Oven Challenge – Pita bread

One of the things I love to bake the most is bread (although not evident on the blog yet, but stay tuned!)

When I found this months challenge for pita bread from Fresh from the oven, hosted by Slice of my life, I decided to have a go. My mum used to bake pita bread every once in a while when we were little, but I had never tried to. When I saw this challenge however, I though it was about time to have a go. Particularly as hubby had bought some wholemeal pita breads the other week, which didn’t go down well at all with the kids, so I figured I couldn’t do worse than those!

The end result turned out pretty well, even though munchkin complained the first batch were too chewy and the second batch too soft – it’s not easy to please a 5-year-old! But she still ate them so they couldn’t have been too bad!!

Pita bread
1 sachet fast action dried yeast (7g)
1.3 liter flour
500 ml tepid water
1.5 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil

1) Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
2) Mix salt, flour and yeast
3) Add the water, honey and olive oil and mix to a smooth dough
4) Let rise for about 1 hour, until doubled in size
5) Turn the  dough out on a floured worktop and divide it into 8 pieces
6) Rest the dough for about 20 mins
7) Roll out into round cakes, about 10 centimeters in diameter.
8) Bake for about 8 mins, until golden and puffed up
9) Cool on a rack

Pita bread 


8 thoughts on “Fresh From The Oven Challenge – Pita bread

  1. Pingback: Fresh from the oven June 2012 – Pita breads | Purely food

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