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pita-bread-2 recipe

Date:    Thu, 24 Feb 94 18:21:16 PST
 From:    Michelle Dick (artemis)
 Subject: More on Pita Bread
 From New Laurel's Kitchen.  Get book for complete instructions.
 Pita Bread
 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
 1/2 cup warm water
 6 cups whole wheat bread flour
 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
 2 1/4 cups lukewarm water
 Sprinkle yeast into 1/2 cup warm water.  Set aside.  Mix salt into
 flour.  Then stir 2 1/4 cups water into the flour.  Add yeast mixture.
 Adjust water:flour ratio as necessary (see LK for more detail).  Knead
 and rise twice.  During second rise, preheat oven to 450 degrees F
 (actually I think I used 500).  Form 2 dozen balls and make them
 smooth (keep the balls in order, you want the first ones you form to
 be the first ones in the oven).  Roll 4 of the balls into flat rounds
 about 6 inches in diameter.  Place on cookie sheet or jelly roll pan
 and put into oven.  They will cook in 1-3 minutes -- you have to take
 them out pronto.  While they are cooking you have just enough time to
 roll out 4 more.  Get in a rhythm of putting dough in oven, rolling
 out dough, taking finished pitas out of oven until they are all
 cooked.  The pitas will pop up into big round hollow balls.  If you
 let them cool and squish them flat they will take on the familiar pita
 This simple ww dough can be tempermental -- I highly recommend getting
 either of the Laurel's Kitchen books (regular or bread book) for
 detailed instructions and tips that will help make your bread and pita
 making a roaring success.
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