whole wheat pita bread

Making whole wheat pita bread at home is one of the most successful first-attempt trials that I have made. It is so simple and delicious and unlike many other whole wheat breads, it is easy to make at home. I used regular atta. Since kneading is key, I used a stand mixer which saves some time and energy. One can even use a regular wet grinder for kneading if it comes with a dough kneading attachment.

Adapted from here.

Ingredients:

whole wheat flour (atta)- 3 1/2 cup

active dry yeast- 1/4 oz (1 packet)

warm water- 1 1/4 cup

canola oil- 2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp.

salt- 1 tsp.

Method:

* In the stand mixer bowl, add warm water, yeast and 2 tbsp. of oil.

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* Add flour slowly, 1/2 cup at a time and mix on low speed with the dough hook attachment. Also add the salt.

* Mix at low speed for 5 minutes.

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* In another oiled bowl, transfer the ball of dough and let rise for one hour in a warm place. I used a warm oven (around 150 F).

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* Divide the dough into equal sized balls and allow to rise in the same bowl for another 20 minutes,with lid on.

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* Preheat oven to 500 F. Roll out each ball of dough into a circle about 5 inches in diameter. It helps to fold the circle over and roll again a couple of times. This makes the pita puff really well.

* Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the circles in it.

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* Bake on the lowermost rack for the first 4 minutes transfer to the top rack and bake another 4 minutes.

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Delicious and fluffy pita bread is ready to eat! Goes well with baba ganoush, the preparation of which I will post next.

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