On Line Cookbook

Pita Pocket Bread

Recipe Information
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Serves/Makes:10 Pita Pockets

  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 ml) dry yeast
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) warm water
  • Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Mix yeast and sugar with a 1/2 cup (125 ml) of warm water.
  • Leave till it becomes foamy.
  • Gradually pour liquid into flour mixture, adding just enough water to make a soft but not sticky dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  • Knead lightly on a floured surface.
  • Divide dough into 10 equal portions, knead each one slightly.
  • Roll each portion into an oval about 8' X 5'.
  • Place on a lightly floured baking tray.
  • Brush tops lightly with oil and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Bake in a preheated 475 degree (250 C.) oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • As soon as they are removed from the oven, brush very lightly with a little water, then cool on a wire rack.