I wanted to change a bit the recipe of my usual pita which you can find here. I added a bunch of spices to the flour and coated it with black and white sesame seed. The outcome was incredible. Seeing is believing.
INGREDIENTS for Pita with a twist
Black and white sesame seeds
You will need a cleaning surface. A large bowl. A container for water, a scale, and a rolling pin. if you don’t have one don’t worry you can use whatever you have in the house, from an empty bottle of wine or a jar of beans.
As the first thing warm up 330ml of water, then drop 10 grams of instant yeast, let it bubble up. Then in another bowl mix 500g of flour with 10 g of salt and a pinch of sugar and the three spices. Then mix them tighter in the bowl, you can use a spoon to help you out. Afterward, transfer the dough to the surface and start to knead the dough by stretching it and folding it on itself for 5 to 10 minutes. Spread it with some olive oil and let it sit for a while in a bowl under a moist towel until it rises a bit.
After 1 hour, take it out from the bowl and knead a bit more, then divide the dough into equal parts, with 500g of flower you should get around 8 to 10 pitas.
From the bowls by pinching the outside into the center and then turn it and roll it around under your palm until forming a smooth ball. Repete this for all your pita.
Then take a rolling pin and flatten them until they reach 1-1.5 cm. Then spread some olive oil on both sides. Wet as well with some water and coat with black and white sesame seeds.
You have two ways to cook your pita. you can choose the one you prefer.
you can easily bake your pita, preheat the oven at 180°c and bake your pitas for 30 minutes.
MAKE IT ON A SKILLET
You can cook your pita as well on an iron skillet, preheat the pan, and drop your pita dough let it cook on both sides for 3 min each side, then lower the flame and let it sit so also the inside can get cooked.
there are so many ways to enjoy pita. In the next article I will prepare a vegan kebab with the pita I just made, but you can enjoy it with hummus, babaganoush, or just as normal bread.
Let me know if you enjoy this recipe for an Pita with a twist and if you want to see more middle easter dishes, I have already a few in mind for the future. it is perfect to match it with some hummus, babaganush, or some vegan shawarma. Stay tuned for more recipes.
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