Category: Entertainer's Snacks

Pita

Makes: 20 Pitas
Oven: 230 °C / 450 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Baking Time: 8 - 10 minutes
Ingredients:
840 g Cake flour (7 x 250 ml)
15 ml Salt (3 tsp)
25 ml Sugar (5 tsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
50 ml Oil (4 tbsp)
500 ml Lukewarm water (2 cups)
    Oil, to brush
Method:
  1. Mix the flour, salt and sugar together. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Add the oil together with enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough.
  3. Knead the dough well for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Knock the dough down, divide into 20 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Roll out into flat rounds 5 mm thick.
  6. Place the pitas onto a floured surface, cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in volume, about 15 – 20 minutes.
  7. Line, grease and preheat a baking tray. Place the risen pitas carefully onto the baking tray.
  8. Brush lightly with oil and bake in a preheated oven at 230 °C / 450 °F for                  8 – 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and wrap in glad wrap, whilst still warm, to ensure softness.
  10. Fill the pitas with a filling of your choice.