The Bread Bible Review - Pita Bread

"What's a pita?"  Asked my husband when I announced my next baking challenge from Beth Hensperger's The Bread Bible.  "It's a puffy flat bread that makes a pocket", I tried to explain.  Based on the knowing nod of his head I realized he understood.  "For what?"  was the next question.  "For lunch" was my response.  "You or me?"  "Me", I assured him.  "Ok"  And off he went to work in the yard.  The funny thing is, after the pita pockets were baked and cooling on the rack he appeared again.  The next thing I knew he was walking around munching on one.  My husband looked at me as though he were thinking and said "hmmm...these are pretty good".  Then he grabbed another.  Approval at it's finest.

The dough came together very nicely.  The problem that I had was the first batch that I baked.  I made them too thin.  For some reason I felt the need to roll them out to a larger size resulting in what looked like a flat bread - no pocket.  The flat bread is good, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't a pita.  I sprinkled coarse sea salt on the "mistakes", baked them, and set them aside to use as flat bread........

To read the rest of this post, including the recipe, go to my cooking blog Simple Farmstead Cooking {here}.


Snooks said...

The sea salt over the pita flat bread sounds divine. The pitas look great too. Sounds like a great meal.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Dianne said...

Haven't made these in a while and the lovely pic reminded me I must do so. The first time I made them, I watched them "puff" through the oven window and thought that was so cool. (Takes so little to entertain me) ;-)