Pita Bread

Used this recipe (from the cooking Light message board) to make souvlaki with marinated chicken and homemade tzatziki. It was delicious!

1 envelope dry granular yeast
2 tsp. salt
1 tbs. sugar
4 cups white all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbs. olive oil

Combine the yeast and sugar in a small bowl, add 1/2 cup of the warm water and let it stand for 10 minutes.

Dissolve the salt in the remaining warm water.

Put the flour in a large mixing bowl, making a well in the middle and put the dissolved yeast and salt water into it. Blend it into a dough. (You may need a bit more or less water depending on your flour.)

Knead the dough in the bowl with your fists for 10-15 minutes or until it is smooth.

Pour the oil over the dough and knead it again until the oil is absorbed.

Cover the dough in the bowl with a towel and set it in a draft free area to rise to double it’s bulk (about an hour), then punch it down and knead it again for a few minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Cut pieces of dough and shape them into balls. Roll them out over a lightly floured board or pastry cloth to 1/4 inch thickness. Set 2 or 3 pitas on a lightly oiled cookies sheet and bake them on the lower rack 2 to 3 minutes each side.

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