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Wholemeal Pitta Bread

ingredients

makes 8
3 cups (1 lb) 450 g) plain wholemeal (whole grain) flour
1 tsp (5 ml) easy blend dried yeast
1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) sea salt (optional)
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil

method

1. Warm and lightly grease 1 or 2 baking sheets and set aside.

2. Mix the wholemeal flour, yeast, sea salt and olive oil together, then add about 300 ml (1/2 pint) tepid water to make a soft but kneadable dough.

3. Turn on to a well-floured work surface and knead for 8 minutes.

4. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Using your palm, roll each piece of dough into a ball, then with a rolling pin into an oval about 0.5cm 1/2 inch) thick.

5. Place on the baking sheets. Cover with a clean cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes, until roughly doubled in size.

6. Bake at 230°C (450°f) mark 8 for 10 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven. To keep in the steam and create a soft bread, wrap well in a clean cloth or foil and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

8. Before serving, place under a moderate grill to puff up.

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posted by Neil @ 06:48AM, 12/12/10
Why tell people to grease the baking tray first? Why not do this why you're waiting for the bread to rise?
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