Recipes

Breads & Muffins

Make-Your-Own Pocket Bread

You'll need a bread machine for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

  1. Pour the water into the bread machine pan. Add the sugar and flour. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast. Pour the salt into a corner of the pan.
  2. Set the bread machine for the dough cycle (usually 1 hour and 40 minutes), and press the start button. When the cycle is finished, remove the dough from the pan and divide it into about 6 pieces.
  3. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Dust the cutting board generously with flour. With a rolling pin, flatten each piece of dough into a circle about 5-6 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. Place these pitas on a cookie sheet.
  4. With a grownup helping:
  5. Place the cookie sheet on the bottom rack of the preheated oven. Close the oven door and cook for exactly 1 minute. (Do not open the oven door during this time.) Then move the baking sheet to the highest rack and continue to bake until the pitas have blown up and are lightly browned (3 to 7 minutes).
  6. Serve the hot pitas with butter, peanut butter, cheese slices, or whatever sounds good!

Yield:
About 6 pita pockets

Nutritional Information:
Per pita: 260 calories, 9 g protein, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 5 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 3%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee


Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2006




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