Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to Make Flat Bread

I found this recipe on recipezaar under "Arabian Pita Bread." Then, when I was able to purchase whole wheat flour, I began to substitute it for the white flour.

It's not the best bread for sandwiches, but it's good with hummus or to dip into sauces at a meal.

I like the fact that the bread has some yeast to give it body, but you don't have to worry about it being cooked to the perfect point. Just mix, let rest for a few minutes, and then cook one at a time in a frying pan.

I also like that it looks sort of like Naan. I imagine that you could add various spices to get a little more of an exotic taste.


    -1 tablespoon instant yeast
    -1 1/2 cups water
    -1-2 teaspoon sugar
    -3 cups flour (refined or whole wheat)
    -1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
    -1/2 teaspoon salt
    -6 tablespoons oil


   1. Mix yeast, water and sugar.
   2. Set aside.
   3. In a large bowl, combine flour, dried milk and salt.
   4. Pour in the oil and yeast/water mixture and stir well.
   5. You might need to add more flour or water, depending on the absorbency of the flour.
   6. Knead dough briefly, divide into 18 egg sized balls.
   7. Place on a floured surface, cover and let rest for 15-30 minutes.
   8. Roll one ball out and cook in a skillet until large "bubbles" form.
   9. Flip pita over and cook the other side for a few more minutes.
  10. Flatten it out with a spatula.
  11. Keep bread warm (wrap in a towel or place in a ziploc bag) while cooking the rest of the bread.
  12. These freeze well.

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