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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita BreadPita breads are individual-sized pocket breads that make ideal vehicles for all types of sandwich fillings.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Add yeast and honey to warm water in a medium-size bowl; let stand
    until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To serve, reheat wrapped in aluminum foil at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes.

Makes 12 pita breads.