Pita Breads

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I love having bread with my food, and pite breads are of course perfect when you have middle eastern food. I have a small Lebanese inspired cookbook, and made some mint and turmeric chicken, tabuleh salad and had some hummus to go with it. I decided to try and make some pita breads, and followed the recipe from the same book. The book is called ‘Det Libanesiske Køkken’  by Anne Wilson (The Lebanese Kitchen – original title: Lebanese Cooking ) and is part of a small series of books with international inspired recipes. I had a bunch of them for years and enjoyed them very much.

Ingredients:

  • 7 g dry yeast (1/4 oz)
  • 375 ml lukewarm water (1.6 cups)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 875 ml all purpose flour (3.7 cups)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Method:

1. Dissolve the yeast in water and add sugar.

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2. Add flour and oil and mix in until a dough forms.

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3. Knead the dough until smooth and supple.

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4. Grease a bowl with oil, place to dough in it and cover with film. Let the dough rest for 20 min, until doubled.

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5. Punch the dough down and split into 12 parts.

6. Form a small ball of each part and roll them out. The breads should be about 5 mm thick.

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7. Place the pita breads on a parchment clad paper, and brush with water. Let them rise for 20 min.

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8. Preheat the oven to 250 C.

9. Bake the breads for 4-5 min, they should be light golden and soft.

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Easy and yummy!

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