Instead of buying a package of pre-made tortillas at the grocery store today I decided I would make my own!
vegetarian, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Half of a 1/4 oz packet active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- Olive oil
- Extra flour for rolling
Place water and yeast in bowl and left stand for 5 minutes.
Add honey and salt. Stir until dissolved. I used this cute honey that I got as a gift from a friends wedding!
Add 3 cups of flour and mix with a wooden spoon. Use hands to mix as the dough thickens. Knead the dough adding more flour as needed to prevent stickiness.
Shape dough into a ball and coat with oil.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 1-2 hours until dough doubles in size.
Once dough has risen, place it on a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball and flatten out with rolling pin into thin circles (about 1/8 inch thick).
Oil baking sheet and place pitas on pan without overlapping.
Bake 6-8 minutes at 500 degrees until they are puffed up and lightly brown.
Remove pitas from oven and wrap each in a damp paper towl. Place in paper bag for 20 minutes to keep bread supple. For a crispier bread, bake 10-12 minutes and cool on a rack.