I have been busy, so busy that I have neglected to post. It’s hot, finally. And I have been trying to win a Cuisinart Food Processor on Pioneer Woman as well as a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. Wha? Don’t look at me like that! The woman can cook and her giveaways are always something I don’t have but have on my long term wish list. Also, I love her recipes, so simple and easy to VEGANIZE! Don’t hate, veganize it!
Fresh Pita is awesome and redonkulously easy! Serious! Before I get started, I have a small disclaimer.
I use a bread machine.
Well, I don’t actually bake this delicious pita in the bread machine, but I sure do let my machine do all the grunt work.
I have another confession to make.
This recipe is from Tyler Florence of the Food Network
Now that I got all of that off of my chest, we can get started!
- 1 Package of Dry Yeast
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 1/2 cups of bread flour, plus more for dusting ( I didn’t have bread flour so I used Trader Joe’s Unbleached White Whole Wheat, it came out just fine!)
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
I’m sorry I didn’t take a picture of all of this before I got started, but I am not as organized as my husband and I am usually so hungry I forget. Geez.
So as the directions that Tyler gives:
In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water; stir to blend. Let the yeast stand until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Dump in the yeast, sugar and warm water. Stir it up. Let it sit until it gets weird looking then turn the bread machine on the dough setting.
Add the salt. Yes, while the machine is still turning, then slowly dump the flour in.
Close the lid.
Now, just let the bread machine do its dough setting thing, like letting it rise and all that. Go do something else like yoga or making the stuff you plan to put into your pita.
Okay, so the bread machine has beeped, signaling that it is finished kneading and rising your dough. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Put the teaspoon of olive oil in a bowl. Rub it around the bowl. Take the dough out of the bread machine and place it in the oiled bowl. Divide the dough into eight equal pieces.
When your oven is hot roll out two pieces at a time and bake for 2-4 minutes.
No you cannot leave the kitchen, but you are only baking eight pieces, so you will be done in a snap. Cover the hot pita with a kitchen towel to keep it soft.
Its that simple!
Coming soon! Filling the pita.