Last week I was eating a lunch of hummus, eggplant salad and pita bread. It should have been a perfect afternoon meal, but something was off. The hummus was creamy and delicious, the eggplant sweet and spicy, and the pita....well the pita tasted like cardboard. I was about to dial up my local Mediterranean place for some replacements when I had a thought: I like to bake, I know how to bake--why don't I just make some myself?
This seems obvious, I know, but I've been eating pita bread for lunch for years and I'd never thought of making my own. But I am so so glad I finally did. The dough was simple and easy to work with, the baking time was minimal, and as for the taste, well, these pitas are chewy, soft, and about as far from cardboard as you can get. I think I finally may be able to take the Mediterranean place off of my speed dial.
Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Gourmet, May 2003
Recipe Available via Epicurious