Baking, The Basics

Pitta bread

To make 6 pittas sift 225g flour into a bowl I used 200g of white bread flour and 25g wholemeal flour. Then add 1/2 tsp salt, a tbsp of olive oil, 2 tsp yeast powder and 140ml of warm water mix everything together to form a dough. Turn it out onto a floured surface an knead for about 5 mins. The put it in a bowl and cover with a teatowl or plastic bag and leave for an 0hour. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 200 degrees C / 400 F, if you have a pizza stone put it in the coven to heat up. Then knock it back on the floured surface and divide into six balls. Roll them out so they are about 1/2 cm thick. Put them on a floured baking sheet and cover them with a tea towel and put in a warm place to rise for about 20 – 30 mins to rise then either put them in the oven on the baking tray or transfer to the pizza stone. Cook for about 5 mins until they puff up. Put them on a wire rack cover with a tea towel to cool. Serve while still warm.

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