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Homemade Pitta Bread Recipe    Veg HT CD CBF ACC Egyptian 50mins


An authentic pitta bread recipe from Egypt

Makes 8 pita breads    Hot Cold Vegetarian Vegan   Breads   Accompaniment Baked Fayre   Dairy free Eggless Mediterranean  Egypt North Africa Nth African

300ml/10fl.oz. Warm Water
1 teasp Active Dry Yeast
350g/12oz Plain Flour
2 teasp Salt
2 teasp Olive Oil, plus a little extra



1. Place the warm water in a small bowl and sprinkle over the yeast and stir to dissolve.

2. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl then add the yeast mixture and olive oil and mix to a dough.

3. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface, knead for 5-8 minutes until smooth and elastic, then form into a ball and place in an oiled mixing bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about 1 hour to rise until double the size.

4. Preheat oven to 220C, 425F, gas Mark 7. Turn the risen dough onto a work surface, divide into 8 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Cover them loosely with a piece of plastic wrap to keep the dough from drying out then roll each ball into tear shapes about 6mm/ -inch thick

5. Place onto ungreased baking sheets and bake for approximately 8 minutes until puffed and light brown. Cooking two at a time will prevent the rolled out pitas from drying out whilst you roll out two more.




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