Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Home Made Pita Bread

This recipe, is one that never fails.. I have made this pita bread at least a 100 times in the last couple of years. ALWAYS a success! Nothing beats fresh bread coming out of the oven :)


50g fresh yeast
4 dl water (37 degrees Celsius warm)
1 dl milk (37 degrees Celsius warm)
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
12 dl baking flour (vetemjöl special)

1. Crumble the yeast in a baking bowl then add the milk and water and mix till the yeast is dissolved.
2. Add the honey, salt and olive oil. Stir till the sugar is dissolved.
3. Add the flour bit by bit while mixing till you get a dough that does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
4. knead for at least 10 minutes. Preferably 15 minutes, then cover the bowl with a towel and let proof somewhere warm. 30 minted!!

I use my sauna though not turned on. It's perfect!!

5. After proofing, take out the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead the air out. 
6. Roll the dough into a long loaf then cut into 16 equal pieces. Best way is to cut it in half then cut each in half and so on till you achieve 16 pieces (you can also weigh them for the sake of perfection!!)
7. Turn those 16 pieces into round balls then roll them out with your rolling pin (wipe your rolling pin with flour so it'd not stick). Lay them out on a baking sheet an cover them with a towel to proof for another 20 minutes. (leave a bit of space in between the bread, as it will get bigger while proofing then while baking as well). Set your oven on 225 degrees Celsius.
(After the second proofing you can brush the bread with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds for extra flavour)
8. Bake your bread for 8-10 minutes, then take them out and serve warm.. YUMMMY!!!

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