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pita bread

What is hummus without pita?

You will find a most excellent pita recipe with beautiful photography over at Farmgirl Fair. I like to print my recipes on 4 by 6 index cards, so I edited her recipe and instructions down to something I can fit on a card and changed a few steps to conform to my KitchenAid Stand Mixer addiction.
Pita Bread

Combine in KitchenAid:
1 C bread flour
2 t salt
1 T sugar
2 t active dry yeast

Add and beat on high for 3 minutes:
2 T good olive oil
1 C warm water

1 ½ C bread flour: ½ C at a time

Knead for 6 minutes
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll into balls, dust lightly with flour, and cover with a damp tea towel. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Flatten each ball into a disk about 6" in diameter and 3/16" thick. Thin is more important than perfectly round.

Place each round on a square of foil, and carefully place 3 or 4 of the rounds directly on the oven rack. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until they are puffed.

Derived from a recipe found at FarmGirl Fare.


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