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Whole Wheat Pita

Whole Wheat Pita

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Rating (4.8000)
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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 12

Description

Whole wheat pita can be expensive, but it's so easy to make that there's just no reason to pay more than you should.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups warm water
1 packet Active dry yeast
1 Tablespoon honey
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups Unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Olive Oil

Preparation

Stir flours together with salt and set aside. Add yeast to 1 cup of warm water and stir until dissolved. Mix in 1/2 cup of flours and let stand until bubbly.

Make a well in the center of the flours and pour in the yeast mixture. Start mixing together and add the remaining warm water. Stir well until combined and knead for 5-10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.

Coat a bowl with the oil and add the dough - turning over once to coat both sides with oil. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until doubled in bulk.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F and place a cookie sheet into the oven to heat as well.

Punch down dough and divide into 12 equal pieces. On a well-floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a 6 inch circle. Let stand for 10 minutes. Taking turns, place each pita onto the preheated cookie sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes. Turn over once and continue baking until the pita puffs up. Remove from oven and push down gently with a wooden spoon to flatten out. Continue until each pita is baked. Let cool and store in plastic bags.

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Reviews

Theresa111
9/04/09

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onTheresa111 says:

I looked closely at the enlarged photo of the pita and it looks so much nicer than the ones I have seen in the store. the recipe is uncomplicated which is a plus and my Joe would love a tuna salad on this bread.

Anniepooh
9/04/09

Anniepooh says:

I was floored at how easy they were - really. The kids liked to stand by and watch them puff up in the oven. Fun!

chefkeem
9/17/09

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onchefkeem says:

Freshly baked pita must be heaven on earth. I've never baked it myself but now I know how. Thanks for this concise and clear recipe, Anniepooh. :-)

Enzie
11/16/09

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_offEnzie says:

I love Pita bread and as soon as my oven is working again, will have to give your recipe a try!

mhelhanee
11/23/09

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onmhelhanee says:

I love Pita!! I can put anything or dip it into anything like baba ganouge and tzakziki, hummus and tikkas....

bebi
1/03/10

star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onbebi says:

It looks very rich, and easy to prepare

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