Sunday, October 30, 2011

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

A few months ago when we visited Utah, my moms friend had us over to make some whole wheat pita's. It was so much fun. I have great memories in her kitchen, she taught me how to make cinnamon rolls, chicken noodle soup, and now pitas are on the list. These pita's are so easy to make and so much fun. There's just something about making some sort of bread that makes you feel like a super homemaker. The great thing about these is you can make a bunch and then store them in the freezer. The other night I made these for dinner along side some lentil and vegetable soup. I lightly drizzled the pita's with melted butter, then topped with garlic salt and oregano. Hello deliciousness! It was so yummy, I see a lot of pita's in our families future:)

first, we need to start with some good yeast, I use saff instant (can get it at costco)

dump it with everything else in mixer, and smile for the camera because let's face it,
you are super cool making pita bread:)
Now we pat one of our ten balls of dough flat into a disc before rolling,
this makes it easier to make a round pita.
Cover with flour
Let rise 30 min....
Turn over before baking and bake 5 min at 500 degrees, and viola! We made pita bread!
Imagine the possibilities of things we could stuff in there, peanut butter and apple,
greek salad, or just eat it right out of the oven warm. Mmmmmm

Yummy Pita's to use later, or store in freezer to have on hand all the time!So go ahead, take a whack at it! These are easy peasy, and I guarantee you will love them!
And like I said, you will feel like a star homemaker once you break out the yeast and
you have flour on your cheeks. And just think of the healthy goodness you are feeding
your family! :)

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

3-4 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 c. hot water (hotter than warm, but not too hot)
1 T. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt

mix together in bread mixer. Dough will be heavy-divide into 10 pieces. Roll each piece flat. Let rise 30 min. Turn over before baking. Make sure both sides are covered with flour. Turn over before baking. Bake at 500 for 5 min. Store while warm in plastic bread bag.

1 comment:

  1. Carly I made these tonight for dinner, put some turkey, avocado, spinach, a little bit of cheese,mushrooms, peppers. Wow it was delicious! I hope you don't mind, I shared it on my blog, but made sure to mention you! Love it! Hope you are doing well.