Homemade Pita bread has always and continues to be a staple for breakfast or dinner specially when loaded with a bouquet of flavors from chicken, meat, seafood, cheese, and even vegetables.
Before starting this article, let’s get things clear. I am not writing this article to convince you to stop buying Pita bread from the bakery or grocery shop. Moreover, I will not promise you thin, Pita bread loves similar to those that are store-bought. BUT, I will promise you healthy, fluffy, delicious, puffed, and foolproof homemade Pita bread that you will indulge yourself with, especially when they are still hot!
As we all know, Pita bread is a Mediterranean low-sodium, round, flatbread made with wheat flour. As it is being made, it puffs making a pocket to feed with all the delicious goodies that you crave. Although making homemade Pita bread will result in thicker loaves compared to store-bought Pita, homemade Pita bread has always and continues to be a staple for breakfast or dinner specially when loaded with a bouquet of flavors from chicken, meat, seafood, cheese, and even vegetables.
Pita bread is usually made with fewer ingredients than those used to make Naan bread. It comprises wheat flour, year, sugar, salt, oil, and water. On the other hand, Naan bread is made with all these ingredients in addition to ghee, yogurt, and egg. Hence, you can easily tell that Pita bread is lower in calories than Naan bread. Moreover, Naan bread is usually thicker than Pita bread.
Both work. I lean toward cooking them on the stovetop. But here are the directions for both options:
The heat surrounding the bread pushes the moisture to the middle of the loaf creating this puff/pocket.
Mainly the heat. Make sure to pre-heat the oven or skillet if you are cooking the bread on the stovetop. Also, give the dough ample time to rest and rise.
Yes, sure you can.
Once you bake the pita bread, cover it with a kitchen towel. Although the puff will disappear, you will still have the pocket. The bread should remain covered for at least 5 minutes.
Sure. They last in a zip lock bag in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
Yes, you can. Store it in a zip lock freezer bag but make sure to remove any excess air in the bag. You can freeze the bread for up to 3 months.
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Homemade Pita bread has always and continues to be a staple for breakfast or dinner specially when loaded with a bouquet of flavors and ingredients.
Calories: 182 kcal per serving | Serving size: 1 loaf | Number of servings: 6 to 8 loaves
Total Fat 1 g | Saturated Fat 0 g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium 873 mg | Potassium 50 mg | Total Carbohydrate 37 g | Dietary Fiber 1 g | Sugars 2 g | Protein 5 g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 8% | Iron: 1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet