Monday, September 3, 2012

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Pita Bread is a great bread to have made ahead and in the freezer to pull out for great lunch meals...dinner meals.  I will be posting several 'stuffings' or the more appropriate word...fillings for your whole wheat pita bread.  The pita bread makes for a fun lunch alternative to the boring sandwiches.  Don't get me wrong!  I love fresh whole wheat bread for my sandwiches.  It is just that sometimes my kids will give me this forlorn look of not a sandwich for lunch again.  Whole wheat pita bread spices up your meal.

Whole Wheat Pita Bread
from Sensible Cooking (click here) *

3-4 cups freshly milled white wheat flour**
1 Tbls SAF yeast
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp sea salt

Place warm water, 2 cups whole wheat flour, SAF yeast and sea salt in Bosch Universal Plus mixer with the dough hook.  Start on speed 1.  Mix 30 seconds.  Add additional whole wheat flour 1 cup at a time until dough makes a sticky ball.  Let knead 3 to 4 minutes.

Using oiled hands remove dough from Bosch bowl.  Divide dough into balls approximately the size of tennis balls.  Using a floured surface roll balls into 5"-6" circles about 1/8" thick.  Pick up circle and flip over onto a clean dry towel.  Repeat with remaining balls.  Place a dry towel over them and let rest for 20-40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  When ready to bake, pick up pitas and flip over again onto a stainless steel cooling rack .  Place cooling rack in oven and bake for 4-5 minutes.  They will puff up.  Remove from oven and let cool before filling with your favorite food: chicken salad, tuna salad,...stay tuned for wonderful fillings for your whole wheat pita bread.

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