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Homemade Pita Pockets

Homemade Pita PocketsThis pocket bread is a delicious alternative to the traditional sandwich bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 cups all-purpose flour - divided use
2 (0.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast, or 4 1/2 teaspoons
2 cups water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C) and grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups of flour with yeast.
  3. In a small saucepan heat water, oil, sugar, and salt until warm (about 120°F to 130°F | 50°C to 55°C). Add the warm liquid to the flour/yeast mixture and beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in by hand the remaining 4 cups flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover, and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll into a log and cut into about 16 pieces, roll each piece into a 5-inch circle. Place on baking sheets and let rise in a warm place about 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to cool.
  7. Store in plastic bag until ready to fill with your favorites.

Makes 16 pita pockets.