Sunday, 2 March 2008

Pita Bread

Pita bread is round, brown, flatbread that always served by middle eastern and mediterranean cuisin. It may served with gyros, shoarma, curry, or anything else you likes.

Source: Lily Wai Sek Hong


3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water, - room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, or shortening


1. Combine all ingredients except oil, knead to form dough and add in oil and knead till smooth and shiny.Let it rise in a greased bowl for 90 minutes (double size).
2. Punch down, divide to 8 portions, cover with damp clothes and rest 20 minutes. In the same time, preheat the oven 250 degree celcious.
3. Spray some water onto your baking surface and close the oven for 30 seconds, then bake for 3-5 minutes or till done. .


1. If the dough does not stretch sufficiently, cover it with the damp towel and let it rest 5 to 10 minutes before trying again.

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