Sunday, March 22, 2009


(photo from AB in 5)

If you love pita (or hummus), you've gotta give this a try. I made this last week with homemade falafels and hummus, and it was fabulous. I used the basic artisan bread recipe:

Mix together 1 1/2 TB yeast, 1 1/2 TB salt, 3 cups lukewarm water, 6 1/2 cups flour (I used 2 cups wheat flour and the rest white, and it turned out great).

Allow to rise for 2 hours (lidded, but not airtight bowl), then throw it in the fridge.

When you are ready to make your pita, follow these directions - there are pictures and everything!

I will admit that I was completely skeptical about this pita recipe. I've looked into making pita before, and it takes ALL DAY. But now I'm a believer - the dough rolls out fast, the pita puffs up like magic, and tastes almost as good as the pita from Taste of Jerusalem in Bloomington.

If you don't like falafels or hummus, they make great pita pockets for a turkey sandwich or for a scrambled egg and bacon.


  1. Those look awesome! I was going to tell you I tried the Artesian bread you mentioned in a previous post, and we loved it. I also love how EASY it is! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe and method. It was a ton easier than the last time I made pita, and Seth made some very satisfying comments. Good luck with your pregnancy.

  3. I can't help it. I still love this. Why haven't I printed it yet? I come back here every time I make it.