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Pita

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My pita’s not so pretty, and I don’t even care. It was good. Really really good. Practice makes perfect and this was my first run. I think next time I may go whole wheat. The first run of any recipe gives you an idea of how it’s gonna work in YOUR kitchen. Every kitchen is different. This post is gonna hafta be short and sweet because I have a ridiculous list of kitchen tasks set before me… my family’s birthday season is in full swing!


Add to this list the breakfast & lunch that my children will inevitably need to eat all weekend and it’s gettin a little crazy. So I used this recipe from Annie’s Eats to make the pitas for my chicken gyros the other day. These were simple and turned out soft and bendy, just like I want my pitas to be. The recipe was really similar to mine for pizza dough and the one for italian bread, and if you are willing to wait for the rise and spend a little time kneading, it is totally worth it. My only regret is that I had other things in and out of the oven that day so I did not adhere strictly to the baking instructions… I think the oven temperature wasn’t as hot as I needed it to be and the pizza stone I bake on wasn’t cooperating. Result: ugly but very tasty pita. I’ll definitely be making this again.


Stir.


knead knead knead.


RISE.


smush.


divide.


stretch.


bake.


Eat.

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Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

February 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

16 Responses

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  1. Very cool.

    creativenoshing

    February 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

  2. the end results looks gorgeous! and yummy!

    Linda

    February 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    • I was thinking they tasted much better than they looked… you are TOO kind! Seriously. 🙂 I’ll have another go at these and aim for pretty next time.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      February 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  3. You kidding me? That last shot looks anything but ugly! I have never made pitas and I have made yeasted doughs but definitely more on the sweet treat side of things. My savoury or normal breads always have something lacking….yours looks and sounds really good!

    By the way, that’s a nutt of a list to have to get through O_o But at least you have scrummy pittas to help you through it 🙂

    thePatternedPlate

    February 26, 2012 at 12:53 am

    • Thank you 🙂 This was a teensy bit sweet… the little smidge of honey was yum. And the list… ohhh the list goes on.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      February 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

  4. Ugly Heather? Where? I think you did a good job!!

    Simply Tia

    February 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

    • Haha I should have posted the photo of the top side– the side of the pita that wasn’t against the stone… it was pasty looking and sad. But the chicken and tzatziki sauce told me they didn’t care, so I plodded on.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      February 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

  5. Your pita bread looks awsum! Perfect for light salad wraps and even more healthy than the store ones 😀
    Thanks for a great recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Marbled Muffintopcookiecake Hybrid

    Choc Chip Uru

    February 26, 2012 at 5:04 am

  6. I can’t wait to make your chicken gyros with homemade pita bread! I plan on making the pitas this evening, doubling the recipe because these look so good just plain! They won’t last long in my house!

    Sandra@thefoodieaffair

    February 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    • The pitas were really tasty! That little bit of honey the recipe called for did the trick. I should have double the recipe so I could use these for pita lunch sandwiches all week (would have loved to make a turkey sandwich with one). Now I know for next time. Lemme know how they turned out & thank you ! 🙂

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      February 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

  7. […] you are wondering why I do not have a photo of the finished cake, please see my post from this weekend detailing the crazy list of kitchen tasks that jumped right in the middle of baking this birthday […]

  8. That looks like how mine turned out in the early trials. I should blog my pita process because they have really turned out nice. I will have to re-work the recipe for home use because mine makes 120 pitas. My family love pita and the kids love to grab frozen ones out of the oven and just put a bunch of stuff on top and make pita pizzas.

    chefconnie

    May 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

    • Yes! A pita post would be super! This recipe is really easy and super tasty, but the results aren’t a pretty as I would have liked.

  9. […] all are the kinds of friends that leave nice comments on photos of ugly pita bread. You are the sorts of friends that hand out awards, share life-altering recipes, and make me laugh. […]


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