Arabic Pita Bread (Khubz Arabi)
Pita bread is the most common type of bread in the Middle East, known as khubz arabi. It’s easy to make at home and just needs a handful of basic ingredients. A step-by-step recipe for Arabic style pita bread.
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Breakfast, Side Dish
Activate the yeast by combining sugar and yeast into a tall pitcher. Add lukewarm water. Stir with a fork to dissolve. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for 20 minutes.
Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Once the yeast mixture is ready, pour it into the bowl with flour. Use your hands (or a kitchen machine) to mix the ingredients to a dough.
Place the dough onto a floured work surface. If making dough by hand, knead thoroughly for 3-4 minutes to activate the gluten. Shape into a ball.
Grease the mixing bowl and place the dough back. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise (30 mins in warmer countries or up to 2 hours in colder countries).
Once the dough has risen, remove it from the bowl onto a floured work surface. Briefly knead (by hand). Divide into equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball.
Roll each dough ball into a flat circle with a diameter of 10-12 cm and a thickness of about 5 mm. Place onto parchment paper.
Add the baking tray into the oven and bake the bread for 5-6 minutes until they have fully puffed in the oven.
The nutritional values are rough indications. They can vary according to the exact weight, type and brand of your ingredients.
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Recipe by Welcome2Jordan