Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pita Bread & Hummus

  • 3 cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Water ( warm)
  • 1 Tbs Yeast (quick raising yeast)
  • 1 cup Water (Luke warm water)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 ts sugar


Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until water is frothy.Combine flour and salt in large bowl. Make a small well in the middle of flour and pour yeast water and slowly add 1 cup of warm water, and mix until elastic. Place dough on floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes.Grease large bowl with vegetable oil and place dough in bowl. Turn dough upside down so all of the dough is coated.

Allow to sit in a warm place for about 3 hours, or until it has doubled in size. Once doubled, roll out in a rope, and pinch off 10-12 small pieces. Place balls on floured surface. Let sit covered for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 500 deg F. and make sure rack is at the very bottom of oven. Be sure to preheat your baking sheet also.Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin into circles. Bake each circle for 4 minutes until the bread puffs up. Turn over and bake for 2 minutes.

Serve with Hummus.



  • 1 can Check peas (drained)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (paste)
  • 2 Tbs Tahini (or 2 Tbs White Sesame seeds)
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp Olive oil


Put all ingredients in mixture /food processor and make puree to desired consistency. If the paste is very thick add water to get the creamy consistency.

Note: Can add Cumin powder, Parsley. The Hummus dip can be eaten with crackers, veggies and also for veggie warp.

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