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No Fail Pita Bread

Better With Veggies

Pita bread is like coffee. It’s either good or bad- no middle ground.

Pita bread from a Lebanese restaurant? All puffy and billowy, all soft and chewy? So good.

Pita bread from a grocery store? Wrapped in plastic, all tough and stale? So bad.

This recipe isn’t as good as the “real thing”, but it’s mighty close!

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Have I mentioned my fear of yeast? You’ll notice that the bread recipes on this blog are minimal. We’re heavy on the scone/muffin recipes, but actual bread? I have a flat bread, a focaccia and a pizza crust recipe. That’s it. None requiring ample rising. I’m too impatient, I guess…

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But if I, self proclaimed yeast failure, can manage this bread, so can you.

It has the 4 most important qualities to any good recipe:

1. Easy
2. On hand ingredients
3. Fast
4. Delicious

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#’s 1 and 3 are especially important as I’m frequently making dinner with one child strapped to my leg and the other generally getting into mischief…

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J Man- the king of “selfies”…

No Fail Pita Bread

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups AP Flour
1 cup WW pastry flour
1 packet yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS sugar
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup warm water

Instructions

Combine AP flour and all dry ingredients (not WW flour). Mix well, them add oil and water. Slowly incorporate WW flour until all combined.

Separate dough into 8 sections and let rise in a towel covered bowl for 20 ish minutes in a warm place.

Roll out dough to size of a corn tortilla. Bake directly on the oven racks in a 500 oven for 2 minutes, then flip over and 2 more minutes.

Check out other “yeasty” recipes at Better With Veggies

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5 responses »

  1. Wait, I can make my own pita bread?! Why has no one told me this before? Pinning to remember to try this very soon. Thanks!

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  2. Yummy, I love pita bread to stuff veggie sandwiches in. They’re great to eat with hummus after toasting in the oven too! Will definitely try this,thanks for the idea

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  3. Wow – I had no idea this would sound so easy. I need to get over my hesitancy with yeast and make this too!

    Reply

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