This pita bread recipe is a slight departure from my original recipe (see Danielle’s Perfect Pita Bread). This recipe contains no oil at all and is 100% whole grain. You can use either whole wheat pastry flour or whole white wheat which, unlike white flour, is a whole grain. You may also cook it in the oven on a baking stone, on a grill or even on the stove in a non-stick skillet. These pitas are hearty and delicious and freeze very well, so make a bunch, so you’ll have them on hand. To defrost, just stick them in your microwave on high for 30 seconds to one minute.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MEASUREMENTS!!
It is always better to weigh flour than it is to rely on the volume measurement of a measuring cup. If you weigh it, your results will always be consistent. If you use a measuring cup, the amount of flour can vary according to how densely you may pack the cup. If you don’t have a scale and must rely on volume measurement, be sure to loosen your flour in the beginning before weighing. I keep mine in half-gallon canning jars, so the flour is easily loosened by shaking.
You can attain the same result by transferring your flour from a bag to a large bowl and stirring it with a wire whisk. Then, take the flour out a heaping tablespoon at a time and gently fill your measuring cup. Do not scoop the flour out with the measuring cup! This will pack the flour and result in more flour than called for in the recipe. Using the back of a knife, rake it across the top of your measuring cup until you have an even cup of flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl and continue this process until you have the right number of cups in your mixing bowl. Now you can put the flour you aren’t using back into your storage bag or container for later use.
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Hydrofarm Seedling Heat Mat
This is the seedling mat I use. It is fantastic for proofing dough and for making a sourdough starter. I've seen others online that are a little cheaper, but this is the one I have experience with and I am completely happy with it. I particularly like how the cord on this model lays flat and out of the way. I actually have two and have used one of them for 10 years, the other for 3 years and they still work as well as the day I bought them.
The Original Kitchen 13.5-Inch Stainless Steel Danish Dough Whisk, Large.
A Danish dough whisk makes working with dough and batters a breeze. I wonder how I ever lived without this handy little tool.