Pita Flatbread

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 flatbread
  • Makes: 6 flatbreads
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Rise: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Stand: 10 mins

Pita Flatbread

Directions

  1. In a large bowl stir together first three ingredients (through salt); add the water and oil. Beat with a mixer on low or stir until combined. Using the hook attachment, beat on low (or knead by hand) 3 to 5 minutes to make a soft dough that is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour or water as needed.
  2. Transfer dough to a greased bowl, turning to grease surface of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down. Divide into six portions; shape into balls. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll balls into 7- to 8-inch circles. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add dough circles, one at a time, and cook 45 to 60 seconds or until surface is bubbly and bottom is browned. Turn bread; cook 30 seconds more or until bottom is browned. If bread browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium-high.

From the Test Kitchen

Whole Wheat Pita Flatbread:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.

Per Serving: same as above except: 187 calories, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fiber, 10% iron

Naan Bread:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 6 tablespoons plain yogurt, room temperature, for half of the water. Divide dough into four portions and roll into about 9x5-inch ovals. Naan may take a little longer to cook (1 minute per side). If desired, brush cooked naan with olive oil and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sea salt.

Per Serving: same as above except 204 calories, 6 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 mg cholesterol, 1 g total sugar, 206 mg sodium, 4% calcium

To Store:

Place pitas in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 weeks. To thaw, microwave pitas, one at a time, 20 seconds or until warm.

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Nutrition Facts (Pita Flatbread)

  • Per serving:
  • 195 kcal ,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 4 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 0 mg chol. ,
  • 196 mg sodium ,
  • 32 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 0 g sugar ,
  • 5 g pro.
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