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Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe

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Pita Bread, Lebanese bread is a leavened flatbread, baked with wheat flour ( refined flour, whole wheat flour or a combination of both). Pita is rolled thin and baked at high temperatures in a very hot oven that puffs up the pita bread , thus creating a big pocket. 

Cut Pita bread into half and fill pita pockets with the filling of your choice.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 175 Gms. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 75 Gms. Refined Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Dry Yeast
  • 1 Tsp plus 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 180-200 Ml. Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil

Serves: 7 Pita Bread (Small)

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METHOD

  1. Dissolve yeast along with 1 tsp sugar in 50 ml. lukewarm water and set it aside for 8-10 minutes till a layer of froth appears on top. Always cover the yeast bowl or put it at a dark place.
  2. Transfer whole wheat flour, refined flour, salt, remaining sugar and yeast mixture to a big bowl.
  3. Knead a soft dough using food processor/stand-mixer. Add remaining water and oil for kneading dough.
  4. Transfer dough to clean kitchen slab for further kneading.
  5. Stretch the dough back and forth using palm. Repeat this process for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Gently poke dough with your finger. If indentation fills quickly, it is an indication that dough has been sufficiently kneaded.
  7. Transfer dough to a greased bowl and cover it with a warm cloth/cling foil. Greasing a bowl will ensure that dough does not stick to its surface while removing.
  8. Keep it at a warm place for an hour so that dough can double itself. You can put bowl inside a cupboard or microwave.
  9. Once dough is doubled, knock it to remove gas bubbles formed by yeast during rising process. Dough is ready to be shaped.
  10. Divide dough into 7 portions and shape them into a ball.
  11. Dust rolling board with flour and roll a portion thin using a rolling pin.
  12. Place it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  13. Repeat with other portions.
  14. Bake for 10 minutes at 230°C in a preheated oven.
  15. Transfer pita bread to a cooling rack.
  16. Cut them into half and stuff pita pocket with the filling of your choice. 
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