I love learning something new and then being able to recreate it in my own home. I don’t think I will ever go back to store bought pita bread now that I know how to make my own. Not only that but they are very simple to make. I have modified the recipe from my first batch as I think having both flours will make the pita bread a little less dense. I urge you to give them a go.
- 1 packet of yeast
- 3 tsp warm water
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 250g whole wheat flour
- 250g all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp honey
- 100 mls of warm milk
Makes approximately 6 large pittas or 15 mini
- Combine water and yeast in a small bowl. Let sit for a few minutes
- Add the honey to the yeast mixture and stir
- Put both flours in a bowl with the salt
- Add the milk to the yeast mixture and then combine it all with the flour
- Start using your hands to combine all the ingredients and add warm water if necessary until you have created a ball of dough
- Knead the dough for about 10 mins or until nice and supple
- Place the ball of dough back in the bowl and cover it with a tea towel to let it rise for an hour
- Turn the dough onto floured surface and divide into the smaller balls (6 or 15)
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius
- Roll each ball with a rolling pin until they are about 2mm thick
- Place on lightly greased cookie sheet(s)
- Using a pastry brush, brush on water on one side of the pita
- Place the tray in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until circles puff up like pillows and are lightly brown – don’t over bake!
- Cut or break pockets open and fill with whatever you’d like – enjoy!