May 10, 2007
Update from ERC
Today we will give an update on the progress of the ERC.
Pita recipe comment
Should we have a subcategory for recipes? I am trying to figure out how to do that.
Pita bread recipe
Here is my pita bread recipe. It took about 4 or 5 attempts to get it right so don't give up. It is different from making other yeast breads so be sure to follow the recipe until you understand how it works. The pita can turn out very tough if too much flour is added or if it is kneaded very long.
3 1/2 cups of bread flour (2 cups wheat, 1 1/2 cups white)
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon yeast or 1-2 packets
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1/2 to 1 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1/3 cup flaxseed meal (optional)
Dissolve yeast in water, can add the sugar to help yeast start working
Add (3 cups) flour and salt
Knead, adding remaining 1/2 cup of flour if needed, for about 2 minutes maximum - more sticky is better
Let rise 1 hour
Shape into 8 balls, Roll out with pin, let rise 10-15 minutes maximum.
Preheat oven, with pan or stone in it, to 500 degrees then bake for 4 minutes