Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wheat Pita Bread

brainy farm wife,brainyfarmwife,pita bread recipe

2T yeast
2 cups warm water
2T sugar

2T dark molasses
4 cups wheat flour
1 cup ground flax meal
1 cup all purpose flour
2t salt

Add yeast, water and sugar in mixing bowl and allow to proof (apx 10 minutes).  Add molasses, wheat flour, salt and flax meal and mix.  Slowly add all purpose flour until smooth.  (I always use my Kitchen Aid to mix breads)

Grease a large bowl and place dough inside.  Set in warm place and allow to double, about 1 hour.
*Tip - if it's colder in the house due to winter, put a pan of water on the stove and turn on low.  Place a cooling rack over the pan and place the bowl with dough over that.  It will give the warmth the yeast needs to rise.

Punch down dough and knead.  Divide into 12 pieces.  Roll out to desired thickness (about 1/8 inch or so) with rolling pin.  Lay the pieces out on the lightly floured counter and cover with a towel.  Allow to rise apx 30 min.

Pre-heat oven to 400 with the baking sheet inside.  If not using a nice stoneware pan, sprinkle with cornmeal to prevent sticking.

Place dough rounds on sheet, as many as will fit at a time.  Bake for 8-10 minutes until tops have a slight browning.  Remove to cooling rack.  Once cooled, slice in half and cut pocket if needed.


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