I like having salads for lunch but sometimes it gets a little boring. So I thought I'd make some pita pockets to dress it up a little bit! These are easy to make with only a few ingredients. They puff up really nice so they can hold lots of goodies inside:)
What you need:
- 3 c. flour(you could do half wheat and half white if you wanted)
- 2 T. oil
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 2 t. yeast
- 1 t. sugar
- 1 1/2 c. warm water
Put the warm water, yeast, and sugar in a little bowl. Let it sit to the side while you mix up the other ingredients.
Mix together the salt, oil, and flour.
Slowly add in the yeast mixture. If you are using a mixer, let it knead on the lowest setting for about 10 minutes. Otherwise knead by hand for about 10 minutes.
Let the dough sit for at least an hour to 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size. After you let it sit punch it down and take it out of the bowl.
Separate into 8 balls. the dough might be a little sticky so use some flour.
Preheat the oven to 400F. If you have a stone, let it sit in the oven so it can preheat too. If using any other pan you can let it preheat also, although the stone will work the best in this case.
While the oven is preheating roll out the dough. You want the pitas to be less than 1/4 inch thick otherwise they won't get done as well. If the dough keeps springing back you might need to let it sit a little longer.
Once the oven is heated put the pitas on the stone. Let them cook for 3 minutes. Then take flip them over and cook for another minute.
That's all there is too it! What are some of your favorite pita toppings or fillings?
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