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Versatile Pita Bread Recipe by Chef Shaun 🇹🇹 Foodie Nation


Yield – 8 Flatbreads.


Pita bread is a round, leavened flatbread that is common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is made from wheat flour, water, yeast, and salt. Pita bread is distinctive for its unique pocket-like shape, which is created during the cooking process. Pita bread can be served in various ways. It’s often used to scoop up dips like hummus or baba ganoush, or it can be stuffed with fillings such as falafel, grilled meat, vegetables, and sauces to make sandwiches or wraps.


Pita bread is versatile, convenient, and a staple in many cuisines around the world. It can be found in most grocery stores or bakeries and is relatively easy to make at home as well.


Ingredients


Warm Water - 1 cup.

Olive Oil - 2 tbsp

Instant Yeast - 2 tsp

Brown Sugar - 1/2 tsp

AP Flour - 2 1/4 cups

Sea Salt - 1 tsp


Method


1. Mix water, oil, yeast & sugar until sugar is fully dissolved.

2. Cover and allow to bloom for 15 minutes.

3. In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt.

4. Add liquid mixture to flour.

5. Knead until a smooth ball forms (about 3 minutes).

6. Cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes.

7. Wet your hands & pull and stretch the dough before placing in a greased bowl and allowing to proof while covered until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

8. Divide into 8 even balls.

9. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

10. Roll out into a 6-inch disc and cook on a skillet or Tawa over high heat.

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