Wednesday, May 11, 2011

:: homemade pitas ::

since we love homemade hummus,
i was inspired to try this recipe for
homemade pitas.
{dawn made them, too}

it is a simple bread recipe
that uses the dough's natural tendency
to bubble when baked.

and although none of mine reached
"full balloon" {see dawn's}
they were still super yummy.

whenever i look at a bread recipe,
the rising looks like it will take soooooo long
that i usually don't attempt it on a weeknight.
here's what i did to make it work:

i started the dough and let the "sponge" rest for 15 minutes.
{the recipe said rest for 10 minutes - 2 hours}

4:15 - 4:30
i finished mixing and kneading the dough.

4:30 - 6:00
i let the dough rise
{i actually jumped on the trampoline
& hula-hooped for part of this time}

i started baking



Dawn said...

they look good weren't they??

i did read later that if you spritz them with a spray bottle with water when you put them in the oven, that "re-moistens" the dough, and that helps the "ballooning" next time I will try that because not all of mine puffed (which creates that lovely pocket)

Dianne said...

My grandmother from Lebanon made this bread every Saturday of her adult life. She made enough to last all week. Other breads were never found in her home. :) They are so good hot from the oven with real butter.

Emily said...

Gotta do this for my family!

sewmuchwhimsy said...

When we were growing up our Lebanese grandmother made this every Saturday. Her dining room table would be covered in little balls of rising dough. SHe would call us to come and pick up some when it was hot out of the oven. It's one of my best childhood memories! Maybe one day I will try it. The store bought version doesn't even come close to how I remember hers tasting. xoxoxo Gretchen

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