How to make pita bread



How to make pita bread

Pita bread or Arabic bread is a major component of diets, here are the details.

Ingredients for making pita bread

  • 2½ cups flour.
  • ¼ cup finely ground wheat flour.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast.
  • Teaspoon salt.
  • ½ teaspoon sugar.

Steps for preparing pita bread

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add yeast and sugar with a cup of lukewarm water, and stir slightly.
  2. Add whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup regular flour, beat together, and place in a warm place until mixture is frothy, 15 minutes.
  3. Add the salt, olive oil, and the remaining flour, except for ½ cup, and set aside, and mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon.
  4. Sprinkle a little flour from the remaining half cup, and gently knead the mixture for two minutes to form a smooth dough.
  5. Cover the dough, set it aside for 10 minutes, then repeat the kneading for 2 minutes, sprinkle a little flour, and set the dough aside a little at room temperature.
  6. Place the dough in an airtight container, cover the bowl with a towel, place in a warm place, and leave until doubled in size, about an hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 475 degrees, and place a suitable baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven to heat up.
  8. Bring the dough, and cut it into 8 equal-sized pieces, and form the balls into spherical pieces.
  9. Place dough balls on a flat work surface and cover with a damp towel for 10 minutes.
  10. Take one ball and roll it into a circle using a flat disk or rolling pin, sprinkling as little flour as needed.
  11. Carefully lift the pita loaf, quickly place it on the hot baking tray, and bake for two minutes until puffed.
  12. Flip the loaf using tongs, bake it in the oven for 1 minute, and repeat the same steps with the remaining loaves.
  13. After baking, move the loaves to a suitable place, cover them to keep them soft or eat immediately.

Nutritionist's notes

  • This pita bread recipe contains a high amount of whole wheat flour, be sure to eat it if you want to lose weight, as it is a source of healthy fats, fiber, and proteins that promote satiety and fullness.
  • Eat bread alongside food sources of protein such as labneh or cheese, or next to cooked or fresh vegetables to enhance the nutritional content of the recipe and get the maximum benefit.

Pita bread and diabetics

  • It is recommended to use whole wheat flour in the preparation of pita bread, to get the dietary fiber that contributes to managing the level of sugar in the blood and keeping it low.

Pita bread and heart patients

  • Eat foods made of whole grains, such as whole wheat, such as pita bread, as eating them may contribute to protecting you from heart attacks and high blood pressure.

Pita bread and pregnant women

  • Try to consume whole wheat flour in appropriate quantities, to get the energy that enhances your activity throughout the day, and helps protect you from constipation, nausea, and stomach problems.

Nutritional values ​​per serving

Calories1895 calories
total fat205.7 g
Saturated fat26.9 g
cholesterol0 milligrams
Total carbohydrates24.2 g
Dietary fiber12.8 g
Sodium67 milligrams
total sugar10.4 g
Protein14.5 g
Calcium63 milligrams
potassium884 milligrams
Vitamin D0 µg
Iron3 milligrams