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Pita Question

rodrip's picture

Pita Question


I have a question about pita breads. When I make pita breads I have no problem with getting them to puff up and expand like I want them to. What I was wondering about was do all pitas made in home style ovens end up with all or mostly all of the " crumb " on bottom side of the pita, the side facing a baking stone? I usually end up with the opposite side being almost like a thin crust with no crumb on that side. Bakery made pitas don't seem to have that problem.


OldWoodenSpoon's picture

and I don't know if this is the reason or not, but I roll mine out from both sides. I think, because this lets both sides pick up flour from the board, it drys both surfaces a little more evenly, leaving the "weak spot" where they cleave apart, closer to the middle.  I can't make any guarantees, but if you are doing all your rolling out from one side you might want to try this on a couple and see if it makes a difference.

Good Luck