Pita bread is lower in calories than 2 slices of bread and stuffing these pouches with a Caprese Salad, Chicken Salad or Egg Salad makes for a wonderful lunch!
These Easy Homemade Pitas only have 192 CALORIES for the WHOLE pita!
Homemade Pita Bread Recipe
1 package active dry yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
1 tablespoon honey
3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
In a small bowl combine yeast, 1/2 cup of the warm water, and the honey. Let stand about 10 minutes or until foamy.
In a large mixing bowl combine 3-1/2 cups flour and the salt; make a small depression in the middle of the mixture. Stir the remaining 1 cup water and the oil into the yeast mixture. Slowly pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until dough forms a ball. TIP: Or do like me and put the flour and salt into my mixing bowl, fit the mixer with the dough hook, pour the yeast mixture in and mix until a ball of dough forms. (much easier this way)
Place dough into a well oiled bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1-1/2 to 2 hours). (I usually set my bowl in the stove top while it’s preheating.)
On a floured surface, knead dough for 10 minutes, adding enough flour to keep dough from sticking. Divide dough into 10 pieces; roll each into a ball. Cover loosely; let stand 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Position racks at bottom of oven. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough balls to 6-inch circles. Transfer circles to ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 4 minutes; turn over and bake for 2 minutes more. (They will puff.) Transfer to wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes 10 servings. This recipe is from the BHG Good & Fresh Magazine 2012 issue.
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