You’ll enjoy your hummus, that much more, with freshly baked Pita bread!
- Wooden spoon
- baking sheet
- Cast Iron Skillet (stove top) or Optional baking sheet if using oven
- Rolling pin
- Measuring cups
- 1 Package Of yeast, or quick rising yeast
- 1/2 cup Warm Water
- 3 Cups all purpose flour
- 1.25 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Granulated
- 1 cup lukewarm water
Dissolve Yeast In 1/2 cup of warm water. Add Sugar and stir until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 Minutes Until Water is Frothy.
Combine Flour And Salt in large bowl.
Make a small depression in the Middle of flour and pour yeast water in depression.
Slowly add 1 cup of warm water, stir with wooden spoon or rubber Spatula until elastic.
Place Dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes. when the dough is no longer sticky and is smooth and elastic, it has been successfully kneaded.
Coat Large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated.
Allow to sit in a warm place for about 3 hours, Or until it has doubled in size.
Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces. Place balls on floured surface.
Let sit covered for 10 minutes. preheat oven to 500 degrees(F.) and make sure rack is at the very bottom of oven. be sure to also preheat your baking sheet.
Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Each should be about 5-6 inches across and 1/4 inch thick.
Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up. Turn Over and bake for 2 minutes.
Remove each Pita with a spatula from the baking sheet and add additional pitas for baking.
Take Spatula and gently push down puff. immediately place in storage bags.
1-Pitas are best when eaten immediately after cooking. Leftover pitas will keep in a n airtight bag for several days and can be eaten as they are warmed in a toaster oven.
2- Pitas that won't puff: sometimes you get pitas that won't puff. the problem is usually that the oven isn't hot enough. Make sure the oven is thoroughly Preheated before cooking. Even pitas that don't puff are still delicious and can be used wraps or torn into pieces for dipping in hummus.