I Made Pita!
I made Pita! My first time. I had thought, maybe, there was some voodoo involved, but there isn't.
I used Beatrice Ojakangas' "Whole Wheat Pita Bread" recipe on page 277 of "Great Whole Grain Breads". I stuck the dough in the fridge overnight, planning to pick up her instructions after the kneading. But the recipe got confusing. If I took her literally, I would "preheat" the oven to 500 after I stuck the rounds in the oven; didn't make sense since I was baking only for 4-5 minutes and in three batches.
I sat on the floor and watched through the oven window each batch bake. After about the two-minute mark, they would start to fluff up. By the end of the baking time, they were fully-puffed out. I ate one and it was delicious! Next time I'd probably make them a bit smaller, though.
Does anyone know of a pita-making video? I think that might help.