October 19, 2011
Surprisingly AMAZING! Is that a thing people say?
I had some chickpeas for falafel rehydrating, and I thought I’d take a shot at making pita bread. First time ever. I always risk making things I’ve never made before, but dinner always seems to turn out. Now that I’ve said that, I’ll probably burn the kitchen down next time!
These are a must make. MUST! Must make, and eat immediately after making. So awesome.
What yew neeed:
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp yeast
- 1 1/4 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons oil
ACTIVATE! yeast, warm water and honey for a few minutes.
Mix salt and flour.
Add oil and yeast mixture and mix until combined. Once combined, knead on medium, or by hand, for 10 minutes.
It will look schmoooove and sexy like this! Lightly oil, cover loosely, and allow to rise for 90 minutes.
Plop dough onto counter then preheat your oven to 425, preferably with a pizza stone inside of it. I'm not sure how this works without a pizza stone? Try it with a pan and tell me!
Divide dough into 8 and roll into balls. Let this rest 20 minutes. Your oven should be preheated by the time they've rested! How convenient!
Roll em! With your weird not really a rolling pin pestle.
Roll to about 1/4" - 1/8" thick. If it seems to be fighting with you, let the dough rest a bit more.
Carefully plop onto hot hot pizza stone and bake for 4 minutes. You can flip this if you wish to have it browned on both sides. Pull out of oven and let cool!
There you have it! But PLEASE be careful at this stage. This beautiful bread pillow is filled with very hot steam. And steam is burny.
Rinse, Repeat and Enjoy!