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Homemade Whole Wheat Pita

 

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Recipe

Homemade Whole Wheat Pita

Sometimes I have trouble getting the pocket inside, but even if it is flat it is delicious.

Times

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

16

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dry yeasr
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 5-6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

You can cook on a large baking sheet in the oven or a cast iron pan on the stove.

  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water. Stir to dissolve.
  2. Stir in 3 cups flour, one cup at a time, and then stir 100 times or for about 1 minute. Let rest for at least 10 minutes or as long as 2 hours.
  3. Sprinkle salt over the sponge and stir in the olive oil. Mix well. Add more flour, one cup at a time until a dough is too stiff to stir.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place dough in large ziplock bag sprayed with cooking spray and keep in warm place for 11/2 hours. Dough can be stored in refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  6. If baking on baking sheet, place on bottom rack of oven, preheat to 450.
  7. Gently punch dough. Divide in half, and cover one half. Divide one half into 8 pieces, roll out each into a circle about 8 inches diameter. Keep rolled out bread covered until ready.
  8. Place 2 breads on cookie sheet until it balloons. Or on stove top, preheat pan over medium high heat, lightly grease and place one bread at a time. Cook 15-20 seconds, then turn over and cook 1 minute until it bubbles. Turn back to first side and cook until it balloons.
  9. Wrap in kitchen towels to keep warm.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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One Response to Homemade Whole Wheat Pita

  1. sounds so simple and perfect! this will save me frequent trips to the shuk!!

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