Make Your Own Tortillas!

Instead of buying a package of pre-made tortillas at the grocery store today I decided I would make my own!

Homemade Pitas

vegetarian, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Enjoy!

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