Perfectly puffed Pita bread is a pretty sight to the eye!
Also makes for a beautiful sandwich base for goodies to be stuffed into rather than having to slice the bread to strips and dip into the Hummus (Find the recipe here)
Pita is a Middle-Eastern flatbread, very much like the Indian chapatti/roti and can be made with all purpose flour (maida), whole wheat flour (aata) or a mix of both. I keep playing with the proportions and quite like the 60-40 aata-maida ratio.
The recipe is simple and comprises of blooming the yeast, kneading the dough and a single prove.
The recipe below gives 20 medium sized Pitas
3 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
2 cups Whole wheat flour (Aata)
1 ½ tsp Instant yeast (Use 20% more if using active dry yeast)
1 tsp sugar
½ cup warm water (to bloom the yeast)
1 Tbsp Olive oil/any vegetable…
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