Pita Bread

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a two cup measuring cup, combine 1/2 cup water, yeast, and 2 teaspoons of sugar; let rest 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together flour, salt, olive oil until combined. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Add the yeast mixture and 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water and knead with the dough hook until elastic and smooth, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 ½ hours.
  3. Tear off  handfuls of dough, about the size of a small orange. Roll into 12 equal sized balls, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise, about 30 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the balls intro circles about ¼ inch thick. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place the dough circles directly on the oven rack and bake 5 to 7 minutes.

Yields: 1 dozen pitas

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