Bake the Bread

Good bread is pretty important in my house of boys.  Most grocery store bread has a bunch of crap in it that is totally unnecessary, so I make my own.  I generally try to make the things we eat most often, myself.  Same goes for the frequently consumed grocery items like milk, I purchase the best I can.image

Making bread sounds really hard and really “advanced” but it is so not either of those things.  I am not a gadget person in the kitchen but I do have a bread machine.  The biggest benefit is the dough cycle that  mixes and rises the bread in a consistent temp which is virtually imporssible to achieve in my apartment.  I have a very old ’80’s bread machine cookbook that is my guide.  Lots of options and you certainly don’t need a machine to do any of this. This pita is a couple times a month recipe.

Pita

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1-1/3 C water

3 tbsp Olive Oil

1-1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2C flour

1-1/2 C whole wheat flour

2 tsp yeast

Two rises, portion and roll out into whatever size pita you want.  Roll with a pin until thin.  Bake in a 500 degree oven for about 4-8 minutes.  Beside just eating them in sandwiches, I also cut them up and dip them in a mixture of pesto and yogurt.

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Author: Eileen O'Toole

A quick service restaurant vet who loves food, teaching, learning and being a single Mom. Believes that waking up each day with a positive attitude and a smile on your face can change the world.

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