Homemade pitas are a much healthier alternative to bread or tortillas, and they don’t even take a professional baker to make! You might not even settle for another store bought pita again. I hope you will try this wonderful recipe the next time you want to make a sandwich, tortilla, wrap, or even a Greek gyro.
Homemade Wheat Pitas:
5 cups flour (500 g.) < 2 1/2 cups wheat, 2 1/2 cups bread flour >
2 1/2 tsp. dry active yeast
1/2 – 1 T. salt
1 T. EVOO
1 cup warm water (110° F)
Sift together flours, yeast, and salt. Add oil and water and begin stirring with wooden spoon in the same direction until forming a ball. Let the dough rise in a clean bowl and warm place for 30 – 120 minutes. Turn out onto your work surface and knead for 10 minutes by hand or until you feel the dough become smooth and elastic. Roll into a long rope enough to cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll out into circles about 1/2″ thick or thinner, depending on your preferences; the thinner, the more tortilla like and the thicker the more pita like. Heat heavy skillet on medium high heat and grill on the first side for 15-20 seconds, flip and heat until bubbling, flip again and cook again until finished. Serve warm, let cool, or freeze for another day!
Short and sweet and straight to the point… Kali Orexi!