Whole wheat Pita Bread Recipe
Pita bread is a very healthy and tasty bread used in many Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern cuisines.
It is a healthier alternative to sandwich bread since we can also fill it with whatever we like. Our version is integral but it is also delicious if it is made with white flour.
How To Make Pita Bread?
To make whole wheat pita bread, we need the following ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon dry yeast
- 320 grams of whole wheat flour (or white flour)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 230 milliliters of water
The process of making pita bread is simple and easy. First, you need to make the dough with yeast and wheat flour. The complete step by step process is given in the recipe card below.
Then divide the dough into 5 to 6 equal pieces to make loaves.
Kneed the loaves into oval or round shapes to make the bread. Transfer them to greased baking trays and before baking the bread, place the loaves in a warm place for 20 minutes.
The ideal is to take them at the moment warm, but you can also store them in an airtight container and take them at another time.
We have made the bread using whole wheat flour and we have to say that the result has been spectacular. In any case, if you prefer to use white strength flour, you will also get delicious bread. Cheer up with the bread because it is very simple and worth it.
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Whole wheat Pita Bread Recipe
This pita bread is delicious and is made with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. You can not lose this!
In a small bowl add the yeast and 40 milliliters of warm water, mix them, wait 5 minutes and stir again.
In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt. We make a hole in the center and add the yeast mixed with the water that we had in the other container, 190 milliliters of warm water and the olive oil. Stir with your hands or with a wooden spoon and when the dough is more or less integrated, transfer it to a floured surface. Knead until elastic and soft.
Place the dough in a bowl greased with oil and cover it with a damp cloth. Let it rest in a warm place preferably for an hour or an hour and a half until it doubles.
After that time we take the dough and on a floured surface we hit it as if it were a punching bag, well, not so much, that you don't have to go too far either.
We give the dough a cylindrical shape about 5 centimeters wide and cut it into 6 more or less equal pieces.
We work the pieces of dough one by one, leaving the rest covered with a cloth. With the piece we are working on, we make a ball and knead it, forming an oval about 18 centimeters long. If we prefer to give it a round shape, no problem.
We transferred the loaves to a lightly floured baking tray and placed them three by three on two trays (because we couldn't fit more). We cover them with a cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes in a warm place if possible.
With the oven preheated to 240 degrees we bake each tray for 5 minutes. After that time, we transferred the breads to a wire rack and painted them with a brush dipped in water. When they have cooled down just enough to eat them, we can feast on our delicious pita breads.