Pitta bread Recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

makes:

8

Skill:

medium

Cost:

cheap

Total Time:

00:00

Prep:

00:00

Cooking:

00:00

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 98 kCal 5%
Fat 2g 3%
  -  Saturates 1.7g 9%

These freshly baked pitta breads taste best served hot from the oven with your favourite dips as a tasty snack.

Ingredients

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  • 200g (7oz) strong, plain white flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • ½ level tsp fast-action yeast
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Baking sheet

Method

  • Put the flour in a bowl and stir in the salt, sugar and yeast. Add the olive oil to 125ml (4fl oz) warm water and pour it into the flour. Mix the ingredients together into a dough. Knead it for about 8-10 mins, either by machine or by hand, until it’s smooth and elastic.

  • Shape dough into a ball and place it in a lightly greased bowl. Cover bowl with cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 4 hrs, or overnight, before using, until dough has doubled in size.

  • Set the oven to gas mark 7 or 220°C. Place the baking sheet in the oven to heat up.

  • Remove the dough from the fridge and knead it lightly on a surface dusted with flour, to knock the air out of it. Divide the dough into 8 pieces.

  • Bake 4 pieces at time. Roll each piece of dough out very thinly to an oval, about 15 x 10cm (6 x 4in). Place ovals on the hot baking sheet and bake for about 3-4 mins, until breads have puffed up. Turn them over and cook for a further 2-3 mins, so they’re a light-golden colour on both sides. Use the still-hot baking sheet to cook the remaining pittas.

  • Best eaten freshly baked, serve the pittas hot with dips, such as hummus and taramasalata. Not suitable for freezing.

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