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Peppy’s Pita Bread {Bread Machine Recipe}

Adapted from AllRecipes.com

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Puffy part-whole wheat, homemade pitas that split nicely in two if you cut them open. Easy to make and so good for easy lunches and suppers!

I have to admit that when I made this recipe, I really had no idea why this was called “Peppy’s Pita Bread”. But I googled it and I see some assorted Peppy’s Pizza places … I assume this recipe has to be connected with one of them.

Whichever Peppy’s this recipe came from, it is awesome and so much easier to make than I ever imagined–especially if you own a bread machine. Which I do (and ALWAYS will). And I swear I will never go to the store and buy pita bread again! Because have you ever looked at the ingredients on those packages? Pita bread (much like tortillas) are filled with preservatives (nasty chemicals) that–I don’t know about you, but personally I do NOT want to put any of that freakish gunk in my body. Yeah, I do break down and do that sometimes, well, because it’s convenient, but I try to avoid it as much as possible.

I made these yesterday for my Greek cooking class that we had today because pita bread is an awesome thing when you have deliciousness like Kofta Kabob meatballs (coming soon) and Tzatziki (that fabulous garlicky Greek cucumber yogurt sauce) and Hummus about. I also made Moussaka because I wanted to share that fabulous flavor experience with my coworkers. And they must have liked it because they totally polished off the whole thing! There was just one piece left and only a handful of people in the class. How the heck did that happen?!?

And of course we had a delightful Greek salad to accompany this all. Everybody totally LOVED the dressing. It was a total Greek feast. I don’t usually eat much after my cooking classes (nerves, I think), but this time, I totally chowed and let my coworkers clean up the cooking mess. Greek food just rocks.

Peppy’s Pita Bread {Bread Machine Recipe}

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 8 pitas

Peppy’s Pita Bread {Bread Machine Recipe}

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 cups water

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in the bread machine and set it on the dough setting.
  2. When the dough is done, cut it into 8 pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Cover the dough while you are rolling out the pitas.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 6 - 7 inch round, flat circle. Cover and let rise on a lightly floured surface for about 30 - 40 minutes or until they are a little puffy.
  4. Set a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500 F. Doing as many as will fit on the stone (I have a large square so I could do 4 at a time), bake the pitas for 4 - 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown. After removing from the oven, immediately place the pitas in a closed paper bag or bread box until they soften. (I found my bread box worked better than the paper bag.) Once they have cooled and softened, store in a plastic bag or bread box until it's time to eat.

Notes

Spray the pitas with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil for additional softness.

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This recipe was shared at Munching Monday, Tuesday’s Table, Foodie Friends Friday, Let’s Get Real FridayThe Weekend ReTreat and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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3 Responses

  1. These sound fabulous! I love recipes I can put into my bread maker too. 😉

    September 25, 2015 at 4:45 am

  2. Looks perfect I haven’t made homemade pita bread for long time, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

    September 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

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