Wholewheat Pitta Bread
These delicious pitta Breads are are healthy and very easy to make. They can be enjoyed with your favourit Hummus or split in half to make pockets and filled with whatever you like :)
2 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoon fast active yeast
1 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon sugar
2 table spoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup warm water
Plain flour for dusting
Sift flour into a large bowl
Add salt,sugar and yeast and give it a little mix.
Add Olive oil.
Add warm water gradually and stir wit a knife (gently) until the dough comes together.
At this point the dough will be slightly sticky, but don't panic as this is what you want.
Form the dough into a ball and lightly grease it with olive oil and place back into the same bowl which should also be greased with the oil.
Cover with cling film and place in a warm area for an hour until it doubles in size.
When the dough has risen,lightly punch the air out of it and knead 2 or 3 times until it becomes nice and soft.
Pre heat the oven to 180
Divide the dough into small balls and roll out into rounds.
Be careful not to put too much pressure on the rolling pin as you don't want it to be too thin,the thickness should be the same all around.
use flour for dusting if the dough is too sticky to roll ( not too much as it will shrink the dough)
lightly grease an oven tray and place your rolled out pittas onto it.
place in the middle shelf and cook for 7-8 minutes only.
Serve while warm or put them in a zip lock bag once they have cooled down and use when needed.