pita pocket bread

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Susan Cutler
from Anchorage, AK

This recipe is easy, but it takes a little while as it is made with yeast. Prep Time listed takes into consideration rising time of dough. This is fun bread to make with only a couple of minutes (2-3 min.)to bake in the oven. I am posting one Vegetarian Sandwich recipe for 'Jerk Tempeh Pitas' Here is your link: http://www.veggiebyseason.com/ and is inspired by Mellow Mushroom! ***If you want make 'Pita Chips' instead!! Simply use with your favorite dip!

serves depends on size of Balls formed/ Cooking Time-2-3 minutes
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pita pocket bread

  • 4 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 3/4 c
    water
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How To Make pita pocket bread

  • 1
    In a large bowl, COMBINE all dry ingredients. ADD water. MIX thoroughly. ADD more flour 1/2 c. at a time and KNEAD until firm
  • 2
    TURN out onto floured surface, KNEAD for about 10 minutes, adding small amounts of flour to prevent sticking. PLACE in bowl, and LET RISE until double.
  • 3
    REMOVE from bowl onto floured surface. PUNCH down, KNEAD briefly.
  • 4
    PULL off pieces of dough, and roll into balls. Size could be as small as a golf ball for “mini pitas”, or as large as a softball if to be used for pizza.
  • 5
    ROLL each ball out with a rolling pin until about 1/8th inch thick
  • 6
    Bread will not form pockets if thicker than this.
  • 7
    PLACE onto cooling rack, and place into preheated 500° oven for 2–3 minutes, just until bread forms pockets. REMOVE.
  • 8
    NOTE: Steam escaping pockets can be scalding!
  • 9
    ****For Pita Chips: SLICE whole wheat pita into triangles,
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