Thursday, December 31, 2015

peppy's pita bread


  • Servings: 8
  • 1 1/8 cups warm water (110 degrees f/45 degrees c)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


    Preparation Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Ready Time: 3 hrs 20 mins

  • place all ingredients in bread pan of your bread machine, select dough setting and start. when dough has risen long enough, machine will beep.
  • turn dough a lightly floured surface. gently roll and stretch dough into a 12 inch rope. with a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. roll each into a smooth ball. with a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. set aside on a lightly floured countertop. cover with a towel. let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
  • preheat oven to 500 degrees f (260 degrees c). place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. place cake rack directly on oven rack. bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed and tops begin to brown. remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. once pitas a softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas. they can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for 1 or 2 months.

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