Food Stamp Challenge Recipes: Pita Breads

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

We love making these. Not only are they cheap and yummy, there’s something really fun about having a stack of them available in the fridge to stuff with whatever you’re eating for a fast, fantastic lunch or snack (or dinner….or breakfast….)  They’re one of the more involved things we make, but worth it.

1-1/8 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cups organic unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons yeast

Toss everything in the bread machine and turn it on the Dough setting.  Let it do its thing.

When it’s done, turn the dough ball out onto a floured surface. Gently roll and stretch it into a 12 inch rope. With a sharp knife, divide the rope into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, heavy glass, or whatever you have, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. Lay all your circles on a lightly floured countertop and cover with a damp towel. Let them rise about 30 minutes until they’re slightly puffy.

Preheat your oven to 500.  If you have a pizza stone, this is a great use for it. If not, lightly oil a cookie sheet.  Bake the pitas on a stone, cookie sheet, or even in a cast-iron skillet for roughly 2-1/2 minutes per side – keep an eye on them and flip them halfway through–until they’re puffy and the tops begin to brown. When you take them out of the oven or skillet, cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. Cool them off and bag them up for delicious meals later in the week.


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