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Bread Machine Pita Bread

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2008-07-25 Side Dish
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The dough for these white pita or "pocket" breads is mixed and kneaded in the bread machine, then shaped and rolled by hand.

  • Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 cup Plus 2 Tbsp Warm Water
3 cups Bread Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1½ tsp Sugar
1¼ tsp Yeast

Directions:

Place all ingredients in bread pan according to manufacturer's recommendation, and select dough setting.

Turn the kneaded dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 8 pieces. Form each piece into a ball, tucking edges under. Cover and let dough rest about 10 minutes. With a rolling pin roll each piece from the center to the edge, into a 6- to 7-inch circle.

Cover dough with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place 2-3 pitas on a wire cake rack, and place directly on oven rack. Bake for 4-5 minutes until puffed and golden.

Remove from oven and immediately place in a sealed paper bag or cover with a damp kitchen towel until soft.

Once softened, pitas may be split and filled. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerater or freeze up to 2 months.

Helpful Tips:

This easy, almost no-fail recipe makes the dough in the bread machine. All you have to do is shape and bake.