Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bread Machine Pita Bread

Wow, three posts in one day. Unimaginable!

As I related in my previous post, I'm determined to clean out my drafts folder. I tried this recipe for homemade pita bread back in February after being inspired by The Happy Housewife who regularly posted roasted red pepper hummus and pita bread on her lunch menus. This recipe comes from Good Cheap Eats. To my recollection it whipped up easily enough but the rounds did not poof as I expected them to so they were a bit hard to stuff. That being said, there weren't any left to take pictures of and we enjoyed them both with hummus and tuna fish salad. I might try making them on the grill.

Bread Machine Pita Bread
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon honey
3 cups unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast

In the bread machine pan, place ingredients in the order recommended by the manufacturer. In my case, that means liquids first, then dry ingredients, and yeast in a little volcano in the middle. Select dough cycle. When dough cycle ends, remove dough to lightly floured surface.

Preheat oven to 450 °. Divide into 12 equal-sized pieces. Roll into balls. Roll each ball into a 5-inch circle and rest on floured kitchen towel. I left them about 1/4 inch thick. Continue process. until all 12 pieces are rolled.

Place rounds on lightly floured cookie sheet and bake for 2 minutes. Flip and bake another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Do not brown. Dough should puff during baking, but it didn't much for me.

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