A Simple, Yet Tasty Pita Bread Recipe
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios
Defined Tag: Pita Bread Recipe.
There are many variations of pita bread recipe, especially since different types of cultures have made it part of their daily cuisine. In the Mediterranean, a pita bread is dipped in special sauces such as humus. It is also used as a sandwich wrap for kebabs or falafel. Turks, however, create a pizza out of pita bread. They call it lahmacun.
Pita bread is a staple food and is very popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food preparations. It is a round dough made from yeast baked at high temperatures until it turns brown. During the late twentieth century, pita bread became much more than a bread; it became a complete meal. The pocket, formed during the baking process of the pita bread, was filled with meat and cheese and other stuffings which subsequently became known as the pocket pita.
A simple pita bread recipe will include the following ingredients: 1 cup of warm water, 2 teaspoon of dry yeast, 3 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt. Prepare the yeast and water into a mixture then mix in the salt and the flour. Work the mixture into a dough and knead it for a number of minutes. Let the dough stand in warm air for 3 hours with a moistened cloth placed atop of it. Cut the prepared dough into about 6 equal portions and roll them to form a ball. Press each ball into a flat round dough and bake it in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees. You will know if the baking of the pita bread is done when it's color turns to a light golden brown.
Pita bread lovers will be glad to know that their favorite pastry is good for the health. It is known for being a low Glycemic Index food. It means that Pita manages energy or glucose spikes by helping to regulate the carbohydrate level in a person.
Following the simple pita bread recipe above will give you the staple food you know that is both healthy as well as flexible in terms of food preparations.