Tuesday, 25 January 2011

pita

Here the recipe for pitas- as some requested.

You need for approx. 10 pieces:

- 500g flour (I usually use 250g white flour and 250g whole wheat flour)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon dry yeast
- 375ml water (roomtemperature or a bit warmer)

Mix salt and flour.
Mix sugar, half of the water and the yeast very good and leave it for 10 Minutes.
Add the rest of the water to the yeast-mix and pour it slowly into the flour- mix well, knead for approx. 8-10 Minutes.
Place the dough in a bowl that has been lighly covered with olive-oil and set aside to raise for approx. 11/2- 2 hours.

Knead lighly, cut dough into 10 balls and form flat breads.
You can make them very thin or a bit thicker.
Bake in oven (230 degrees Celsius) for approx. 5-7 Minutes- until they start to be lightly brown.

You can add additional time to raise after cutting the 10 balls- approx. half hour.
You can also sprinkle some sesame on top of the breads.
If you make the pitas a bit thicker, they actually should "blow themselfs up" like balloons.

3 comments:

Unsere kleine Farm said...

Liebe Rahel, Danke für das Rezept ;-) Ich esse Pita - ich glaube in Italien heißt es Piadina - sehr gerne im Sommer mit Parmaschinken, Tomaten und Käse! Dein Kranz vom letzten Post ist sehr schön! Was sind das für lustige Dinger, die Du im Wald gefunden hast? Alles Liebe! Eri

rahel said...

Liebe Eri- Ich weiss es nicht wirklich, was das fuer Kugeln sind- irgendwie sind es aufgerollte Blaetter. Mhhh- Piadina habe ich auch gerne :o)

polwig said...

Awesome... Thanks so much :)