After a couple of busy months, finally I’ve managed to get in a post where I try a recipe from one of my collection of books for my 2015 Cooking the Books challenge.
Made at Home: Breads by Dick and James Strawbridge was one of a few books I picked up at the local library a few weeks ago, and I decided to try out some pitta breads as we tend to go through quite a lot during the week for our lunches.
The instructions were very clear and easy – the only change I made was to let the bread prove for longer (3.5 hours instead of one hour).
I seemed to be unable to roll out even oval shapes so I went for a rustic assortment of shapes!
The instructions helpfully gave a cooking time if you were intending to freeze the pittas, so these were only cooked for 7 minutes, and then cooled on a teatowel before being frozen in an airtight bag. When we need them we can simply defrost them and finish cooking them for a maximum of 5 minutes. However I did cook one for the full amount of time so that I could cut it open to hopefully see a pocket… which fortunately I could!