I found another great recipe on sparkpeople.com. This is for baked homemade pita breads. I just had one of these with a 100 calorie pack of Wholly Gucamole and one cup of Veggistrone Veggie soup. So. Darn. Good.
This recipe was submitted by YCROZIER and the real title is Farmgirl’s Pita Bread After Bernard Clayton. I believe it originated here at Farmgirl Fare – just want to give credit where it’s due because these are awesome. YCROZIER says that her kids will not eat store-bought pitas anymore. I can see why!
Some reviewers experimented with flours, but I kept to the recipe by using a hearty whole wheat and white flours in the quantities suggested.
Farmgirl’s Pita Bread Recipe
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1.5 cup white flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1Tbsp white sugar
- 2 tsp dry active yeast
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup water warmed to 105-110 F
Preheat oven to 500 F
1. Blend 1 cup of the flour with the rest of the dry ingredients
2. Add water, then olive oil and mix thoroughly
3. Add the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time kneading by hand by the end until all flour is worked through (about 5 mins kneading)
4. Divide dough into 8 equal parts and shape like a bun
5. Cover dough with a tea towel and let “rest” for approx 20-30 min depending on how warm your room is. (Warmer rooms need less time)
6. Roll each pita to 3/16″ thick and place on individual squares of tin foil
7. Place 4 at a time right on the oven rack and bake for 5-7 minutes
8. When removing from the oven, stack them directly toogether immediately while hot so they stay soft, and cool stacked and wrapped in foil.
Note: Some may not puff, but YUM… eat them while hot or use them as crusts for quick mini pizzas or brush with olive oil and garlic and re-bake to make pita chips
Number of Servings: 8
- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 177.0
- Total Fat: 3.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 445.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 31.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g
- Protein: 4.7 g
As you can see, I didn’t cut my foil neatly, I just cut big pieces and baked two at time. Here they are in the 500 degree oven, that’s so hot the oven started cleaning itself. The fire alarm went off from the smoke!
Look at the way these puff up. They smelled so good right out of the oven – almost pie-like!