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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
7 cups flour, plus more for sprinkling while kneading & rolling out dough
2 tbs salt
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs yeast
6 tbs olive oil
2 1/4 cup warm water
Put everything together in a large bowl and knead until it's soft a elastic. Cover and let rest until doubled.
Break into even balls, this recipe is rather large, it makes 16 pitas. If you are not a large family you can cut this recipe into half.
Dust where you will roll the dough and even sprinkle a bit on the ball to help with sticking. Roll out the dough until pretty thin. I found that letting each ball rest a few minutes before popping them into the oven helped with the puffing up they are supposed to do. Don't worry, they don't always puff, but they do however ALWAYS taste great!
Cook in a very hot oven, either on a hot stone, back of a baking sheet or like me on a cooling rack.