PEPPY'S PITA BREAD

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in bread pan of your bread machine, select Dough setting and start. When dough has risen long enough, machine will beep.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently roll and stretch dough into a 12 inch rope. With a sharp knife, divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a smooth ball. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circle. Set aside on a lightly floured countertop. cover with a towel. Let pitas rise about 30 minutes until slightly puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
  • Place 2 or 3 pitas on a wire cake rack. Place cake rack directly on oven rack.
  • Bake pitas 4 to 5 minutes until puffed and tops begin to brown.
  • Remove from oven and immediately place pitas in a sealed brown paper bag or cover them with a damp kitchen towel until soft.
  • Once pitas a softened, either cut in half or split top edge for half or whole pitas.
  • They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for 1 or 2 months.

Notes

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