Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Puffed Herbed Pita Bread

Baking bread since 3 months! After that no store bought BREADS anymore in my house :)

So why not to try Puffed PITA Pockets at home! And Voila!! Did it :) That too with 100% Whole Wheat Flour :) And with again giving more twist, I added Oregano Leaves as well as Red Chilli flakes to give the flavor Pita Bread :) :)

These lovely pockets can have with any kind of sandwich filling we want or with delicious Hummus

What is required to make this!

  • 2 cups - Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp - Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 cup - Warm Water (to prove the yeast)
  • 1/2 cup - warm water (to knead the dough)
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - Oregano Leaves
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp - Olive oil
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • In the warm water, add yeast and sugar. Keep it aside for frothing for 5-10 minutes or till the bubble rises. 
  • Mix the flour, chilli flakes, oregano leaves, salt and oil and add the frothed yeast mixture to this.
  • Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes adding water to it. We need chapati like dough. 
  • Grease the bowl and rotate dough from all sides. Cover it with Cling wrap and put it in the TURNED OFF oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 
  • Dough will be double in size. 
  • Make the balls and start rolling it! 
  • Preheat the oven at 450 F ( I made it in my small toaster oven)
  • Put the pita on a slightly greasing tray for about 8-10 minutes till it fluffs or brown in color. Important is to get it fluff so that pockets are formed for filling. 2-3 of mines in the beginning didn't fluff properly! 
Notes for perfect PUFFS:
  • Roll it little thicker than chapatis 
  • Make sure oven is very HOT. Know your oven very well as I have done it in the small toaster oven which has temperature settings too. 
How to make it!

  • Take the pockets! Apply the Hummus on both sides. 
  • Put the falafel ball pieces into it. 
  • Then fill it with salad. 
  • Apply the hummus again! If want little spicy, then sprinkle some red chili flakes and it is ready to eat :) :) 
Happy Cooking with Middle Eastern Platter :)

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