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.
- 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
1. Dissolve the yeast in water and add sugar.
2. Add flour and oil and mix in until a dough forms.
3. Knead the dough until smooth and supple.
4. Grease a bowl with oil, place to dough in it and cover with film. Let the dough rest for 20 min, until doubled.
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.
7. Place the pita breads on a parchment clad paper, and brush with water. Let them rise for 20 min.
8. Preheat the oven to 250 C.
9. Bake the breads for 4-5 min, they should be light golden and soft.
Easy and yummy!