Okay, this bad boy requires only four ingredients, so when you make
it everyday for lunch for six hungry kids and a daddy....you memorize it
pretty quickly. The simplicity of this recipe still amazes me. Normally
pita pockets take FOREVER!!!!!!!! But these only rise for thirty
minutes and bake for eight minutes.......I know, I know its awesome, so
sit back down and I'll tell you how this magic works. Step-By-Step because I'm nice like that.
First, dissolve 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast into 1 1/4 cup of really hot (but not boiling) water and stir it all around like a crazy person!!! Woo!
After you've calmed down from stirring like a mad person you can stir
in two cups of whole wheat flour and a teaspoon of salt.....and stir......
Until it looks like this, then beat it for about a minute.
Then, add one to one and a half cups of flour (if you would like you can add 3/4 cup of flour and 3/4 cups of oats instead of all flour at this point).
Then, knead it for five minutes, incorporating any flour you couldn't stir in.
Now divide the dough into eight balls...
Take one of the balls...
and either shape it with your hands,
or use a rolling pin to get it to be the width you want it to be
Then place it on a greased baking sheet.
And repeat until you have no more dough balls.
Now let the dough rise for thirty minutes
About 10 minutes before the timer goes off preheat your oven to 400 degrees (or more, you want the oven to be REALLY hot).
put your pita pockets in for 4 minutes, then take them out....
and put them back in for 4 more minutes.
Then immediately wrap them in kitchen towels for 5-10 minutes or until ready to serve. This step is very important!
100% Whole Wheat pita pockets Makes 8 Pita Pockets
-2 cups Whole Wheat flour
-1 1/4 cups of hot (not boiling) water
-1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
-1 - 1 1/2 cups extra Whole Wheat flour
1. Mix the yeast and water together in a medium bowl. Add the salt and flour, then stir until combined.Beat the mixture for one minute.
2. Add the extra flour (and oats if you choose to) and transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Separate into eight balls, shape into a pita pockets, and put on a oiled baking sheet. Now let them rise in a warm place for thirty minutes.
3.Preheat oven to 400 degrees or higher for at least 10 minutes before baking. when time is up for the pita pockets bake them for 8 minutes flipping half way through. Imminently wrap in a kitchen towel for 5-10 minutes or until ready to serve.