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June 14th, 2011

How to Make Great-Tasting Pita Bread

how to make a pita breadBy Judith Goodall -
Pita bread is Middle Eastern flat bread that is round and flat.

Pita bread is one of the most popular breads in the world.  It is baked in a very hot oven, is yeast leavened, and makes for delicious and healthy bread.  It consists of two layers that literally almost separate while baking.  During the baking process, a hollow center forms and splits, this is how the pockets are formed.  Typically, the bread can be opened at one end, which is how fillings are placed inside in preparing sandwiches.  The pita is commonly cut in half for people who desire smaller sandwiches.

The origin of Pita bread

Pita bread originated in the Middle East and Egypt centuries ago.  It was introduced to the United States by immigrant restaurants and in immigrant communities in the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia.  This bread can be found in health food establishments, restaurants and grocery stores worldwide.

Good for you

The Pita bread unlike other breads proves nutritional for all who enjoy it.  It is low-sugar and low-fat bread.  It is nutritious due to the high levels of iron, protein and vitamins being riboflavin, niacin and thiamine.  Pita bread is a great source of energy because of the complex carbohydrates it contains.  This innovative bread contains no preservatives and proves easier to make in comparison to traditional-style loafs of bread.

I wanted to share a simple recipe in creating this great-tasting bread.  The first version is a basic Pita Recipe.  Ensure that you are you careful with the proportions or else you will end up with a sticky mess, which proves a nightmare to clean up!  If you prefer to utilize whole-wheat flour, all you need to do is substitute whole-wheat flour for the regular white-flour.  The recipe is the same for either flour.

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