Pita Bread

Cooking in Israel - Pita Bread



1/2 kg white flour
15 gr. fresh yeast or 8 gr. dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs. brown sugar
11/2 Tbs. olive oil
350 gr. water
  1. Heat the oven with the baking pan to 2200 C (4500 F).
  2. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and mix with the salt.
  3. Spread around the yeast and the sugar (yeast must not touch salt).
  4. Add the olive oil and half of the water and start mixing.
  5. Add gradually the rest of the water while mixing. The dough will look sticky.
  6. Keep kneading the dough about 10 min until the dough is soft and separates from the bowl sides.
  7. Cover the bowl and let rise about an hour. The dough will double itself
  8. Remove the dough to a powdered surface.
  9. Create 8-10 balls leave to rise again for about 10 min in a warm place.

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  1. Flatten each ball to rounds of about 8 diameters.
  2. Bake in a hot 2200C (4500F) oven 10 min.
  3. The pita is ready when the air bubble is seen in its center.

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