I am crazy about pita bread and was looking for an excuse to make them at home. Normally, I would love to have pita bread filled with hummus and veggies or maybe chicken and veggies. But, I saw someone on TV eating a Philly cheesesteak and I was inspired. I decided to get straight to work and try Tyler's version, which can be found here. Who knew making pita bread was SO MUCH FUN??
The dough is very simple and then rises for an hour and a half. Once the dough rises, you cut it into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. It is important to keep each ball of dough covered so that it doesn't dry out. Once divided, the dough rests for another 15 minutes, covered. Meanwhile you are allowing your oven to reach 500F (not so perfect for summertime).
One by one, you remove a ball of dough and roll out with a rolling pin, being careful to make a smooth circle. Place the circle of dough directly on the hot pizza stone and watch it puff in the oven!! So exciting and the kids get a big kick out of it : ) They bake in about 3-4 minutes. They are delicious warm and also when they are room temperature. If you love pita bread and are thinking about baking some from scratch, try this Tyler recipe. It is rated 5 stars on the food network website.
I am submitting this recipe to both BYOB, Bake Your Own Bread, and Tyler Florence Fridays. Tyler Florence Fridays is a great group that showcases a variety of Tyler's recipes each Friday. It is so much fun to see what everyone has created throughout the week. Head on over there Friday evening and see for yourself : )