Been wanting to try making this for a while now but did not do it cos occupied by other things but yesterday night the urge was so strong that I gave in and finally my very first pita bread was made …yeayyy!!!
Thanks to my online friend who has kindly not just shared the recipe but also volunteer to be my “guru” … 🙂 Big HUGSSSS to her. ❤
It’s really easy to make and texture wise very soft indeed … taste great too!
Though the first few I make was too thin so it turns out a bit crispy but the rest was soft and nice. Really need a bit of practice to get it right the first time since I don’t usually made bread on my own.
Here’s the recipe, as given and written by my friend.
3 cups + 1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
1 ½ tsp salt
2 ½ tsp yeast
½ cup warm water
1 tbs sugar
Mix ½ cup water, sugar and yeast together and set aside for 5 – 10 minutes.
Add the 3 cups of flour, salt and warm water to the foamy yeast mixture and mix with a wooden spoon till combined.
Put a little bit of olive oil in another bowl and coat the sticky dough with it. Set aside for a couple of hours till double in size.
Punch the risen dough down and put in on a flat surface and sprinkle the surface with some flour. Knead the dough adding the extra cup of flour as you go along. Knead for 10 minutes. If it is still too sticky add a couple of tbs of flour and continue kneading. Add flour until it is not sticky. The dough should still be soft.
Divide into 10 – 12 balls. Put it on a tray and let it rest for another 10 minutes. Heat the oven to 450 F (since my oven use celcius so its 220) and put an inverted baking tray in it as well. Roll out the dough to ¼ of an inch thick and put it on the tray. Cook it for about 4-5 minutes on each side. You will see it puffing up. Turn it over and cook the other side. Once you take it out of the oven, put it on a towel to keep it warm and soft.