Home made Whole Wheat Pita Bread

 

 

Its actually quite simple to make Pita bread. And as usual I used by food processor to do the mixing and then a little kneading with my hand. A little time to rest and pop them into the oven for wonderful soft home made Pita bread. Now this recipe will give you soft and thin pita bread. I do not like thick fluffy pita, cause then its just a round thinner bun. Also I like more stuffing in my pita than the bread it self. So if you want thicker pita bread all you have to do its roll them out thicker and let them rest for longer after rolling them out.

 

Ingredients :-

  1. Yeast – 1 tbsp
  2. Sugar – 2 tsp
  3. Water – 1/2 cup
  4. Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups
  5. Milk – 1/2 cup
  6. Salt – 1/4 tsp

Instructions :-

  1. An a microwavable bowl, combine milk and water and warm till luke warm
  2. Then take the bowl out of the microwave and add sugar to the milk mixture
  3. Add yeast into the sugar + milk + water mixture and let it rest till nice and foamy ( approx 15 mins)
  4. In a bowl of you food processor, add the whole wheat flour and salt
  5. Once the yeast mixture is nice and foamy , pour 1/4 of the mixture to the wheat flour and start the food processor on low
  6. Gradually add in the rest of the mixture to the flour
  7. The entire wheat flour dough should come together into one nice clean ball yet should be sticky when pinched (add or reduce the amount of water as required – the amount of water required by the flour depends on how fresh the flour is and its quality)
  8. Lightly dust your counter top with a little flour ( maybe 1.2 tbsp)
  9. Now empty the dough onto a lightly floured counter top and kneed for a good 5 – 10 mins
  10. You want to made sure you work the gluten and distribute the yeast evenly as well
  11. Lightly oil a glass bowl and drop the wheat dough into the bowl
  12. I usually cover it with a wet cloth and allow it to rest in a warm place ( usually the side of my pre heating oven or a window facing the sun)
  13. Let the dough rest of half an hour
  14. After that divide the dough into equal parts ( i got around 10 medium sized pitas)
  15. Roll them out into prefect circles
  16. Line your baking tray with baking paper and set these pita discs onto them ( leave 5 – 8 cms between them)
  17. Again cover these disc and let them sit for half an hour
  18. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 200C
  19. After half an hour pop the resting pita discs into the oven and bake for 5 – 8 mins ( keep a close eye on the them, do not let them turn brown, they will become hard like biscuits)
  20. You will see them pop up slowly and balloon up
  21. Remove them from the oven and let then cool completely
  22. To cut them out you just need to hold the sides inwards and they usually just tear into nice perfect pockets
  23. Enjoy
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8 thoughts on “Home made Whole Wheat Pita Bread”

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will not be able to try this out until we get back to our apartment with an oven! but I am bookmarking this now. x

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