Pita whole wheat bread
This is a healthy way to include fiber in your diet. Make pita bread at home! This is super easy, very healthy and tastes so much better than the store-bought.
You can make pita bread either in the oven or on the stovetop, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. In the oven, pitas puff up much more grandly and make softer pockets, but they stay pale-colored and fairly mild-tasting. On the stovetop, you lose some of the impressive puffing, but gain tasty and crunchy toasted spots on the surface of the dough. So enjoy either way of your choice.
Pockets of pita breads can be filled with your favourite fillings/salads and even Falafel (link).
I served this with Tindora and soya chunks gravy (link) and salad
Yields- 6 – 8 breads
Preparation time – 20 minutes
Baking time- 5-6 minutes/batch
Resting time-20-30 minutes
- Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
- Active dry yeast-2 tsp
- Warm water- ¾ to 1 cup
- Salt-to taste
- Combine 1/4cup water, honey, yeast in a bowl and let it rest on the counter for 5-10minutes
- Sift in flour, salt together in a mixing bowl.
- Form a well in the centre; add in yeast mixture and warm water until well combined.
- Once combine transfer on to the lightly floured surface and knead for 4-5minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Now transfer the dough to the greased bowl and allow it to rest for 30minutes with a wrap on.(during winter it might require more resting time)
- Pre-heat the oven at 220deg C. Line the baking tray and set aside.
- After 30minutes punch down, knead lightly and divide to medium sized balls.
- Dust some flour and roll each ball into a 5-6inch circle about 1/4inch thick and arrange on the lined baking tray without overlapping. (you might bake them at 2-3batches)
- Bake them in the middle rack for 5-6 minutes, flipping half way. (don’t over bake just lightly brown will do)
- When the pitas come out of the oven they will be hard, but they will soften as they cool.
- Store them in an airtight container wrapped in a kitchen towel while they’re still warm.
- Slice the bread into two and stuff the pockets with a fillings and salads.
- If using stove top make them similar way to Chapattis