Pita is actually quite easy to make at home, and well worth the effort. Its also fairly quick, although not quite as effortless as making a loaf of bread in the machine.
- 3/4 cup King Arthur white whole wheat flour
- 2 cups Hecker’s all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp yeast
- 3/4 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 TB olive oil
- Add the ingredients in the order recommended by the bread machine
- Process on the Quick Dough setting (about 45 minutes)
- divide the dough into 8 equal portions, and roll each into a ball.
- Allow to rise while the oven preheats to 475F with a pizza stone placed on a rack in the middle of the oven.
- Once risen to double in size, roll out each ball into a flat disc.
- Bake 1-4 at a time depending on how many fit on the stone, 2 minutes on the first side, then turn and bake for 1 additional minute on the other side. They should puff up while baking, to form the pocket. Don’t overbake.
- Eat immediately, or cool to room temperature and freeze.
Here is a version without a bread machine: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016071-homemade-pita-bread