Pita Bread

Yield: 8 Pitas


3 cups of unbleached white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of yeast
11/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons of butter or your favorite vegetable/peanut oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add oil/butter and water.
Knead for ten minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and coat with oil, set into a bowl, and let rise for 90 minutes.

Punch down your dough-ball, then divide it into 8 balls. Dust them with flour on both sides and, using a rolling-pin, flatten them into discs.

Bake the pitas in your 400* oven on a stone or heavy, flat pan for approximately 5 minutes.

©M-J de Mesterton 2010

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