Ultra-soft pan-fried pita breads, few ingredients and sooooo tasty !
Today I swaped my french baguette for something more local: Pita bread!
I’m not exaggerating when I say I have been eating these fluffly mediterranean puffs almost everyday since I arrived in Tel Aviv! As a proper french girl, I love bread but I especially love baking my own when I have some time ahead. The crazy thing about bread is that it only requires four basic ingredients- flour, water, yeast and salt and the rest is mostly patience. This is why I’m sharing with you this perfect recipe of pita breads that will for sure make an impression on your table!
Recipe for 10 pitot breads
Prep time: 15min Resting time: 1h15 Cooking time: 20min
250ml lukewarm water (30° max)
7g baker’s yeast
-Dilute the baker’s yeast in the water and wait 5-8 min.
-Mix all the dry ingredients (sugar, salt, flour) and add the liquid (water+baker’s yeast).
-In this step you can either use a food processor or your hands. In both cases, gently knead the dough until you get it nicely round shaped and smooth (add water if necessary).
-mix until you get a nice, round dough (add water if necessary)
-Allow to rise for approx. 1 hour at room temperature, covering with a clean cloth. If you feel the air is too chill you can also put the dough in the oven at 50 °.
-Once the dough has doubled in volume, divide into 8 equal parts. Flour the work surface and flatten the balls into discs with your hands. -Place the discs on top of a baking sheet and allow to rest 15-20 min (you can also put the dough to rest in the oven at 50 °)
-Preheat a frying pan without any fat added. Once it is hot, place the pita inside and cook until the bread begin to puff up and the bottom has browned, about 1 minute on each side.