Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mario's Pitas

Hi Vanilla Lovers!

Mario decided he wanted to make pita bread for dinner but he had a problem..., he did not not how! so, I guided him through the ingredients and technique. Since I eye-bowl everything, I'll try my best to approximate the amounts used. :-)

1 lb all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup warm milk (+ if needed)
1 1/2 tbs butter
1 tsp active-dry yiest

Mix all of the ingredients and knead for about 3 minutes until dough is firm. Cover the dough with non stick oil, then with plastic and let it rest for 1 hour. The dough should double up. Cut the dough in small pieces (like rolls) and roll them up. Cover them again with plastic wrap and let them rest for about 30 minutes. Spray the baking sheet and stretch the rolls with a flour-dusted rolling pin until 1/4" thick. Place the pitas in the baking sheet and cover it with plastic to avoid drying out. Let pitas rest for about 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to a broiler. Once the oven is ready, cook the pitas for 2 1/2 minutes. Watch them puff and enjoy them while still warm! YUM!

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Doña Masita said...

Completely delicious, and very useful for various plates.

Thank you for this recipe,

Doña Masita

Arizona Vanilla said...

That's right!! :-)