Pita Bread

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Pita Bread

Pita Bread

Today I would like to share with you this beautiful and special recipe. Most of us know and have tried Pita Bread but you may not have tried this recipe. I promise you wont regret it.

What make this recipe so special is that the lady who taught me how to make all kinds of bread, is that she did it to earn a little money, and she had to make it well as it was her only kind of income. She had three children and her husband was not able to work. She cooked bread for three local restaurants – she had quite a busy routine.

We first met her when my husband and I were on a holiday in Egypt. Her outdoor oven was right on the coastline, and when we went to the beach my husband went off to relax in the sun and I would go and sit with this wonderful lady and we had some wonderful chats. She taught me lots about cooking, and she looked out for me every morning by the beach. When we left, I gave her all my left over currency to help her along –  she would have had to work a long time to earn that, so it made us both feel good.  I have very good memories of that holiday. I wonder if she is still there now.

Whenever I go on holiday, I am not shy to ask about the local food and recipes – most of them let me have their cooking secrets and tips.

Most of my recipes are my own, but they are often inspired by places I’ve been or people I’ve met along the way, with lots of memories and fun times. I always look forward to my holidays, wondering what I will learn next!

Here’s how to make this super bread:

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Pita Bread
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Course side dishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Passive Time 4 hrs
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Ingredients
Course side dishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Passive Time 4 hrs
Servings
portions
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a small cup, put the yeast, the sugar, and the warm water and leave until it froths up. No need to stir it.
  2. In the meantime, put all the ingredients into the food processor with a dough hook and mix well.
  3. Once the yeast mixture is nice and frothy, pour in the mixture in the food processor. Now turn the machine on and mix until it is nice and soft.
  4. if the dough is too wet, add little flour or if it's too dry then add little water.
  5. Cover with cling film and leave to rise overnight. (4 hours will do, but you'll get better results if left overnight) By the next day it should be almost doubled in size.
  6. You should now be able to roll the dough into a long sausage and cut into about 10 pieces. Place these on an oiled tray and use when you are ready.
  7. When you are ready to cook them, on a work surface, use a little flour and roll the dough into an oval shape as in the picture.
  8. Preheat a heavy skillet or a frying pan or even better an electric frying pan on the highest setting. Lightly oil the pan and put the rolled pita and cover then cook for around 2min.
  9. Remove the lid and and turn the pitas over, but don't cover this time.
  10. With some kitchen towels, press down the the pita, from the centre to the edges until all done. You should have nice brown patches.
  11. Repeat the the same process for the others, and each time you fry you must use just a little oil by dabbing the little tissue in oil and wipe the pan each time.
Recipe Notes

You don't have to leave it over night, but if you do you have better result.

4 hours will do, however.

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2 Comments

  1. Anitha Gowda says:

    You have mastered varieties of bread. I look into your blog to make my bread

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