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Postby Moderator » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:07 am

Recipe Name: PITA BREAD

1 packet Active dry yeast
3 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup shortening, softened
1 ½ tsp salt
1 1/4 cup warm water

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1. In a large mixing bowl soften yeast in warm water.
2. Add 2 cups flour, shortening and salt.
3. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for ½ minute, scraping bowl. Beat 3 minutes on medium.
4. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon.
5. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface.
6. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that is smooth and elastic.
7. Cover, and let rest in a warm place about 15 minutes.
8. Using fingers, flatten balls.
9. Cover, with a damp cloth, let rest 10 minutes.
10. On a well floured surface lightly roll out one piece of dough at a time into a circle 6 inches in
diameter, turning dough over once.
11. Do not puncture or tear dough.(work with enough flour so dough does no stick).
12. Place on baking sheet. Bake one sheet at a time, in a 450 F oven about 3 minutes or until dough
is puffed and softly set.
13. Turn with a spatula, and bake 2 more minutes until dough is light brown.
14. Repeat with remaining dough, baking one batch before uncovering and rolling the next.
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