It's only appropriate that we post a recipe for homemade pita bread after sharing our amazing roasted tomato hummus. This warm and chewy bread is the perfect accompaniment to all kinds of dips and spreads, but we are partial to the creamy taste and nutty flavor of hummus.
Pita bread has been on my "to make" list for a while now. As much as I love the pita that comes out of the bag (especially when it is cut into triangles, spread with butter and toasted), I just knew that nothing would compare to eating pita that literally puffed up before my eyes. And boy was I right.
Not only is it super easy to make, making pita is also really fun! It would be a great activity to do with kids. My inner 6 year old was absolutely delighted watching the air bubbles form and the pitas puff up. The whole wheat flour adds a delicious nutty flavor that will pair wonderfully with whatever you choose to eat it with!
Whole Wheat Pita Breads
Makes 8 Pitas
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- canola oil, for brushing
Combine the water, honey, and yeast in a medium bowl. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, then stir in the flour and the salt. Stir until the dough comes together, then dump dough onto a floured counter top. Knead dough for 5 minutes.
Rub oil along the inside of a large bowl, place dough inside, and let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 90 minutes, or until doubled in size.
Place the dough back onto the floured surface and knead until smooth. Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces, and roll each out into a very thin circle.
Heat a skillet over high heat, and brush it with a little canola oil. Place one dough circle on the skillet and cook for about 30 seconds, until it just starts to bubble. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes- this is when it should get puffy! Flip once more and cook for another minute or so. Set aside, repeat with the other dough circles, and eat immediately!
Adapted from how sweet eats