Friday, January 29, 2010

Pitas

Over three years ago I made hummus and said I needed to find a recipe for pita to make my favorite snack/meal inexpensive.  Well I found it and it is fantastic!  No more expensive cardboard from the store(with the name pita on the package).  I will be trying 1/3 whole wheat flour next.  It's too bad I can't double this recipe because the kids were all over these and *poof* gone!


This recipe came from momgrind.com
1-1/4 cups whole milk. Warm it for about 30 seconds in the microwave.
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups bread flour. Bread flour...not all purpose flour(although you can add vital wheat gluten...I don't remember the quantities though)
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Bread Machine Yeast
Throw all ingredients into breadmaker on dough setting.
On a lightly floured surface divide into 8-12 portions depending on how big you want them.  I made 8.
Shape in smooth balls.
Use a rolling pin to flatten.
Cover dough and let rise about 30 minutes or until slightly puffed.  I turned on my oven for a minute then turned it off and popped them in there since it's not warm in my house right now.
Bake in 450 degree oven for 5 minutes.  
Cool on a wire rack.  I'm including this step but I didn't do it...just grab one up and tear off small pieces as tossing hand to hand so to not burn yourself.  


4 comments:

Vered - Blogger for Hire said...

"It's too bad I can't double this recipe because the kids were all over these and *poof* gone!"

Ha. I can relate! Every time I make them I'm thinking that it's too bad I can't double this recipe.

Glad you liked them!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

These look delicious!! I'll have to make these someday!

shweetpotato said...

Ohhh how hard are these to make, they turned out beautiful

Brie said...

These were sooo easy and I ended up with a second bread maker so doubling is now a possibility! Weeeee:)