Saturday, 15 November 2008

Pita Bread

I am in love with lebanese food, Pita is the first bread i ever baked and trust me it is just so easy. I could eat this fresh bread raw from the oven without any accompniment. And ya, if u bake this ur house would smell like some amazing bakery :)

1 pkt of yeast or 2 tsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 cup lukewarm water

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water along with sugar and stir until dissolved. Let it sit until yeast gets frothy.Combine flour and salt in large bowl. Make a well and pour in the yeast mix along with olive oil. Add little water and knead the dough till firm. Let the dough rest for about 3 hours or more covered with a wet cloth in a warm dark place, it will double in size.. Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and cut them in equal parts. This quantity of flour will give you about 10 breads. Place balls on floured surface and roll them . Bake them in the oven until puffed up or put them in your gas griller. Cook evenly on both the sides.