September 12, 2009

Pita Sandwich

For my first attempt in making a turkish pita bread, my idea was one where the bread would expand during the baking process, leaving a hollow centre so that when you split it into half, you could put in fillings to make a pita sandwich. Instead i got one what was some sort like a flat bread, without a hollow centre. A comment left by Columbus Foodie taught me that there's a difference between a pita bread and a pide. Pita bread is thin walled, hollowed on the inside which will puff during baking; while Pide is a soft (and slightly crusty) flatbread.

Anyway this time i got it right. A pita bread that I was looking for. It's a really simple bread recipe, and puffs up nicely, but the thickness of the crust were all uneven, which i suppose is the way I roll the dough. I'm just too lazy and didnt bother to roll out all evenly.
Ingredients:

200g bread flour
5g castor sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2g instant yeast
130g water

Method:

  1. Mix bread flour, castor sugar, salt, water and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands or an electric mixer attached with the dough hook, mix to form a dough. Knead the dough until a smooth and elastic dough is formed. (I used my bread-maker to knead the dough).
  2. Let dough proof for 50 minutes.
  3. Divide dough into 5 equal portions, and shape them into balls.
  4. Roll dough into an oblong shape, about 18-20cm long and 0.3cm thick.
  5. Let it final proof for 10 minutes.
  6. Bake it in a preheated oven at 220°C (if your oven can adjust, orginally is upper heat 250°C, lower heat 200°C) for about 8 minutes.
  7. Split pita bread into half and put in your favourite sandwich fillings.
Recipe Source:孟老师的一百道面包



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3 comments:

ganache-ganache said...

This looks really yummy ! Home-made is always the best :)

Indigo said...

One of my friends is crazy for peanut butter and bananas in pitta bread; I bet she'd love to try homemade. It's always so much better than storebought!

Erica said...

That looks really good!