Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Soft and fluffy whole wheat pita bread – simply delicious and one of the easiest leavened flat breads from middle-east!
Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Soft and fluffy whole wheat pita bread – simply delicious and one of the easiest leavened flat breads from middle-east!
Servings Prep Time
8Pitas 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5-10minutes 60-90minutes
Servings Prep Time
8Pitas 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5-10minutes 60-90minutes
Ingredients
  • 1.5cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1tsp Instant Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4cup Very Warm Water(~100°C – for yeast proofing)
  • 1tsp Sugar
  • 1/2cup Warm Water
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. To proof the yeast mixture, dissolve 1 tsp of sugar in 1/4 cup of very warm water. Mix 1 tsp of active instant dry yeast. Set this aside for 3-5 mins until the yeast mixture is frothy.
  2. In a bowl, add whole wheat flour, salt and olive oil. Pour the frothy yeast mixture too. Add 1/2 cup of warm water in regular intervals and mix well until the dough forms a big lump.
  3. Dump the dough onto clean kitchen counter and knead the dough for 5-7 mins until the dough is soft and smooth. When the dough is pressed, it should bounce back.
  4. Add a few drops of oil on the dough, cling wrap it. Leave the dough in a warm place for an hour or so until it doubles up in size.
  5. Gently punch it down and knead the dough again for 1-2 mins.
  6. Make the dough into a log and cut it into 2 equal sized pieces using a sharp knife. Cut each half into 4 equal sized pieces. Roll them into balls and cover them with a clean kitchen towel for 10-15 mins.
  7. Take a ball of dough and roll into a circle, neither too thick nor too thin – around quarter an inch in thickness.
  8. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 230°C for 20-25mins along with the baking tray.
  9. Place the rolled out Pita bread (2 or 4 at a time) on the hot tray and set it in oven.
  10. Bake at 230° C for 3-5mins on toast mode (both the top and bottom filaments fired) until it the Pitas fluffs up.
  11. Cut each Pita bread in half, stuff with your favorite salad or kabab or vegetables. Serve warm or hot.