Sourdough Bin Adventures (Episode 3) : Pitas
Pita bread is so delicious, I am surprised that I waited this long to attempt making them.
As mentioned in other articles I've posted, I keep sourdough in a bin in the fridge all week long, which I pinch from to make various things like loaves, pizza, tortillas, etc.. Well now I have a new use: PITAS!
(The sourdough I keep in the fridge is made from 100% freshly ground organic whole wheat, sourdough starter, water & salt--80% hydration.)
It was really quite easy to make them. I just took 150g of sourdough from my bin per pita (I actually weighed them). I formed them into a ball and let them acclimate for a couple hours. Started up the oven with 2 pizza stones in it (one above and one below) and preheated both stones to 550F.
I rolled them out to about 1/4" thick or a little less and cooked them one by one one the bottom stone. They magically poofed up into nice looking pitas!
They look delicious and I can't wait to try one tomorrow for lunch.