Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Pita breads are individual-sized pocket breads that make ideal vehicles for all types of sandwich fillings.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 teaspoon honey (needed for yeast action)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110°F to 115°F | 45°C) water
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
- Add yeast and honey to warm water in a medium-size bowl; let stand
until foamy, about 5 minutes.
- Combine the flours and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well; pour yeast mixture into center and stir until dough can be gathered into a ball. Knead dough floured board until smooth.
- Place dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and place in a dry, draft-free place until dough has doubled, 1 to 2 hours.
- Punch down dough; place on lightly floured board. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into circles and place on nonstick baking sheets. Allow to rest, covered with damp towel for 30 minutes.
- On lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to a circle, about 5-inches in diameter. Place on baking sheets; let stand about 30 minutes.
- Bake on middle rack of preheated 500°F (260°C) oven for 5 minutes. Remove pitas from baking sheets and let cool on rack. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
- To serve, reheat wrapped in aluminum foil at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes.
Makes 12 pita breads.