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There's got to be a way to make them from scratch. . . Help?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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I definitely forgot to pick up pitas at the grocery this weekend! The recipe I have calls for flatbread so either would work.

Help! How can I make these from scratch? I prefer to use my bread maker if that helps with finding a recipe. I just don't want to drag my two small kids out in the cold and drive 15 minutes both ways for something I can make at home.
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stormluvers
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:10 AM

never made them before, but found this recipe, and it seems pretty simple. keep us posted.

http://mideastfood.about.com/od/breadsrice/r/pitabreadrecipe.htm

epoh
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:20 AM
Agh. I'm awful with working with dough. I'm too impatient! I suppose I can try this if I don't find some way to make the dough in my bread maker though. :)

Thank you!


Quoting stormluvers:

never made them before, but found this recipe, and it seems pretty simple. keep us posted.

http://mideastfood.about.com/od/breadsrice/r/pitabreadrecipe.htm

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epoh
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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Ooh I did find this and it got 5 stars. :)


1 1⁄8; cups water , warm
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 ½ cups bread flour
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
Directions:

1
Place all ingredients in bread pan of your bread machine, select Dough setting and start. When dough has risen long enough, machine will beep.
2
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll and stretch dough into a 12 inch rope. With a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. Set aside on a lightly floured countertop. cover with a towel. Let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
3
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. Place cake rack directly on oven rack. Bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed and tops begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft. Once pitas a softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas. They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for 1 or 2 months.


Read more: http://low-cholesterol.food.com/recipe/whole-wheat-pita-bread-for-bread-machine-312112#ixzz1lnBmey3H
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goddess99
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Hope the recipe you found is good =)

epoh
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM
I've been on cafemom and very unmotivated. Not sure if I'll make them today or tomorrow. :p

Quoting goddess99:

Hope the recipe you found is good =)

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OliviaW.
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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Here's one that I use for tortillas. I got it off of allrecipes.com a while back.

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup hot water

Directions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Either by hand or with a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening till the mixture is crumbly. If the mixture looks more floury than crumbly, be sure to add just one or two more tablespoons of shortening till it is crumbly. Add about 3/4 cup hot water to the mixture, or just enough to make the ingredients look moist.
  2. With your hand or a large fork, knead the mixture making sure to rub the dough against the sides of the large mixing bowl to gather any clinging dough. If the dough still sticks to the side of the bowl, add a couple more tablespoons of flour until the dough forms a soft round shape. The dough is ready to roll out now, but it is best to let it rest. Cover it with a dish towel, and let it sit for about an hour or so.
  3. Take the dough, and pull it apart into 10 to 12 balls. Lightly flour your rolling area, and roll each ball with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  4. Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla does not look doughy.
KaylaMillar
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Let us know how they turn out!
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taKENheart
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM

 I just made my first flat bread a week ago....gosh 1-2wks ago LOL My dh loved it but we don't want to have them often because these were fried.  I want to find one for baking but I'm worried that they will be dried out.  My store doesn't carry the flat bread that I like to use so I may be making them from scratch indefinitely ;)

epoh
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM
They're so expensive at my grocery! I think they're around $4 for a pack of two flatbreads. That's craziness!

Quoting taKENheart:

 I just made my first flat bread a week ago....gosh 1-2wks ago LOL My dh loved it but we don't want to have them often because these were fried.  I want to find one for baking but I'm worried that they will be dried out.  My store doesn't carry the flat bread that I like to use so I may be making them from scratch indefinitely ;)

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taKENheart
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM

 Yep, the one packaged "Naan" are right at the same price...but I found another brand that were round and not so pricey and now they are gone, Boo!  Home made fresh probably tastes better than their over priced bread anyway lol

Quoting epoh:

They're so expensive at my grocery! I think they're around $4 for a pack of two flatbreads. That's craziness!

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