These are sublime straight out of the oven and stuffed with your favorite salad or sandwich fixings. And leftovers make tasty chips. White whole-wheat flour is available through King Arthur (www.kingarthurflour.com) or Bob's Red Mill (www.bobsredmill.com).
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (100° to 110°)
10 ounce bread flour (about 2 1/4 cups)
4.75 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup), divided
2 tablespoons 2% Greek-style yogurt (such as Fage)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
Olive oil cooking spray
How to Make It
Dissolve sugar and yeast in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add bread flour, 3 ounces (about 3/4 cup) whole-wheat flour, yogurt, oil, and salt to the yeast mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead dough until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining whole-wheat flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel sticky). Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Position the oven rack on the lowest shelf.
Preheat the oven to 500°.
Divide dough into 8 portions. Working with one portion at a time, gently roll each portion into a 5 1/2-inch circle. Place 4 dough circles on each of 2 baking sheets heavily coated with cooking spray. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, at 500° for 8 minutes or until puffed and browned. Cool on a wire rack.
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These are easy to make, and delicious!
The dough needed to be rolled out thinner than I had first thought.
Eight minutes was too long in my oven. 5-6 was enough.
I used all-purpose instead of bread flour, whole wheat instead of white wheat, and sour cream instead of greek yogurt. This is what I had on hand.
I love this recipe! They puffed up beautifully and were very easy. The top layer of the pitas are very thin while the bottoms are thick, but who cares. I used these for the shawarma chicken recipe on CL. Fabulous!!!
I've made these a few times now. So easy and tasty. I substitute honey for the sugar and use cornmeal on the baking sheet instead of cooking spray. I tried using all soft white whole wheat flour, but only half of the pitas puffed up in the oven and the ones that did had a paper thin top layer.