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how to get even pita split?

swtgran's picture

how to get even pita split?

I have used a few great tasting recipes for pita.  Even though I always get a great puff, I don't get an even split.  They are thinner on the top than on the bottom.  Since this is the case, do I move my rack and stone up or down?  I am thinking up.  I was hoping someone could tell me for sure because I sure don't want to be moving a hot stone around to get it right in the middle of baking them.  Thanks, Terry

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

of an even pita splitter...  

 (just kidding, couldn't resist) 

Terry, If the top surface dries out a little before being baked,  I suggest flipping them upside down before loading them into the oven?  I don't know about the stone, my guess would be down.  What do the pita masters think?

Mini O

JayLofstead's picture

If it is thinner on top, move up the cooking position in the oven.  It it is thinner on the bottom, move down the cooking position in the oven.  I have found this to work pretty reliably.


swtgran's picture

Jay, thank you.  Next batch is going up.  Terry