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Pita Bread Using Homemade Bread Starter

Pita Bread Using Homemade Bread Starter

This delicious pita bread, that uses your own bread starter, is easy-to-make since it doesn't require a second proofing! The ingredient amounts are easy to remember and any filling tastes great in these.

Ingredients: 8

Bread starter
100 g
Strong bread flour
250 g
Olive oil
1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Honey (or molasses or sugar)
1 tablespoon
Salt
1 teaspoon
Water
130ml

Steps

1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients, expect the water. The amount of water you will need to put in will depend on the weather, so put in as much as necessary
2. Slowly sprinkle on water until the ingredients clump together.
3. Wait for it to double in size. (This took 5-6 hours even in Kobe city's June heat).
4. Deflate and divide into 8 balls. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying. Let rise for 5 minutes.
5. Roll out the dough from the center to the edge. Don't try to do it all at once, gently work the dough out repeatedly (this is the secret to a good rise). Stretch to your desired thickness, but remember that if you leave it too thick the pitas will be small and fillings won't fit in.
6. Flip over and place on a baking tray.
7. Bake in a preheated 220°C oven for 8 minutes. (Adjust the time and heat according to your oven and desired browning.)
8. Cool on a rack. Store the extras in the fridge.
9. Serve with dry curry.
10. or in your bento.

Story Behind this Recipe

I challenged myself to create a recipe for pita bread using my homemade raisin bread starter.