Monday, August 12, 2013

Fresh Pita! Homemade Whole Wheat Pita!

This is so simple, it is ridiculous!  When it comes to anything with bread I always feel intimidated.  But, once I delve into it, I remember that it really isn't that difficult.

You do need to let the dough rest and rise for about an hour, so make sure you have time!  My trick for letting dough rise a bit quicker is to place a damp cloth over it and place it in an oven (make sure it is turned OFF!)

Homemade Vegan Whole Wheat Pita 

 The pita is great with hummus or roasted red pepper baba ganoush.

Or you can use it as a vessel for your favorite sandwhich or falafel!

Whatever it may be, it is always better fresh and homemade!

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast (or just one little pack)
2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tbs agave nectar
1 tbsp evoo
1 cup warm water (must be warm to activate the yeast)

Start off by mixing the dry ingredients together, and then add in the rest.  Knead dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes.  Place dough in bowl, cover with moist towel and let sit (i place in an off oven) and rise for 1 hr.
Preheat oven 475-500.
Take out from bowl, knead for about 30 seconds and divide in 6-8 equal parts.  Roll into circles, place on baking sheet.  Bake for 5-7 minutes.  The pita will rise into a "puff"- this is normal.  Let cool, slice in half if making pita sammies, or into triangles to enjoy with dips.

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