Have you ever tried making a quick and easy pita bread? The process is very low-effort, but the product is delicious. You don’t need to be an expert baker; all you need is a few ingredients and your oven.
Quick And Easy Pita Bread That Goes Well With Any Dip!
Do you love hummus? Make pita bread to go with it!
As with most bread, you need to have a dry yeast for this pita recipe. However, if that’s not readily available, don’t worry, there are more options to use.
Try adding lemon juice and baking soda, buttermilk, or vinegar and baking soda. The key part here is to add an acid that will help your bread rise.
To make things easier, this dish uses all-purpose flour. This is the most flexible and accessible type of flour, but it is not the only one you can use. Try using bread flour, cake flour, whole-wheat flour, or even a gluten-free substitute, like potato or cassava flour.
The rest of the process is pretty straightforward. Simply mix the warm water, salt, yeast or yeast alternative, and flour. Remember to knead your bread carefully, as this is what gives it the oval shape we all love.
If you want to make this quick and easy pita bread, try making some hummus, tzatziki, babaganoush, or any other dip you love.
This bread will last for a while, if stored properly. For freshness, keep the pita bread in a closed Ziploc or plastic bag, or in an airtight container. Contrary to what people believe, this bread will last longer in a cool, dry place, but not in the refrigerator.
Before you serve this bread, warm it up in the oven for a few seconds or over low heat in the stove.
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Quick and Easy Pita Bread
1 packet 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1- 1/4 cups warm water 110 F (45 C)
2 tbsp salt
3 cups (384 g) all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- To start, preheat the oven to 500 F (260 C).
- Dissolve the yeast in warm water in a medium bowl. Allow sitting for 10 min.
- Add the salt, and stir in the flour. Mix well until you create a soft dough.
- Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 6 to 8 min, or until smooth and elastic.
- Divide the dough into 6 pieces. Knead each piece for 1 min and roll into a 5-inch (13 cm) circle and about 1/4 inch (60 mm) thick.
- Prepare a greased baking sheet. Arrange the dough pieces, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 45 min, or until doubled in size.
- Place in the oven and bake for 4 min until the bread puffs up. Turn the bread over and bake for another 2 min.
- Use a spatula to remove each pita from the baking sheet. Immediately place in storage bags.