Pita Recipe | Middle East Pocket Bread Recipe | Bible Bread Recipe | Middle Eastern Recipes
How to prepare "pita"
pita (middle east pocket or bible bread)
1 package yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 cups flour
dissolve yeast in warm water. stir in oil, sugar and salt. stir in about 2 cups of the flour. beat until smooth. stir in remaining flour until easy to handle. knead 10 minutes. cover and let rise in a greased bowl until double (about 1 hour).
punch down. divide into 6 equal parts, and shape into balls. cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
roll into 6- to 7-inch circles 1/8-inch thick. place 2 circles in opposite corners of each of 3 ungreased cookie sheets. cover. let rise for 30 minutes. bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees f until puffed and brown.