- 250g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 x 7g sachet instant yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 160ml water
- 2 tsp olive oil
What is there not to like about making your own pitta bread – in your own wood fired oven ? Very easy to make, cook and then fill with your favourite filling.
Make up your own favourite Pitta Bread sandwich. My favourite? Easy. Low and Slow pulled pork cooked on my Grill Dome with tomatoes, red onions, sour cream and chives with a good lashing of Jalapeño Hot Sauce. Best snack ever.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, yeast and salt. Add the water and 1½ teaspoons of oil. Using your fingers mix the ingredients together.
Gradually add the remaining water and oil until all the flour has come away from the sides and you have a soft dough.
Pour a little oil onto your work top. Place the dough on top and knead for 5-10 minutes. The dough will form a smooth dough once kneaded. Once a smooth dough is achieved, place it into a clean, oiled bowl. Cover and leave to prove until doubled in size.
When the dough has doubled in size,out it onto your work surface dusted with flour. Knock the dough back by folding it inwards over and over again until all the air is knocked out. Split the dough into 4-6 equally sized balls. Roll each ball into an oval shape 3-5mm thick.
Place your oval shaped dough into your pizza oven once it has reached 350-450F. This is the fun part: watch a spirt of steam and watch them rise. All it takes is a minute.
When they are lightly browned, take them out using your pizza paddle. I’m slowly learning not to grab at food with my hands – really hot !
Lightly browned and beautifully plump. Remember, you can add flavours by adding crushed garlic or olive oil, melted butter and coriander or even butter with home-made smoked salt. Just rub on with a brush before putting in your oven, experimenting with flavours is part of the fun.