Sunday is always so fun for me! It usually consists of church then family time! I relish the family time since I seem to get so little of it!
Sunday is also awesome for baking! Mmmm
Sunday happens to be out designated baking day! Today we made 7 loaves of bread, 8 pitas, and 5 dozen muffins. Now this seems like a ToN but half of it resides in the deep freeze so I don’t have to turn on the oven during the 20 weeks of Colorado summer! :lower electric bill anyone?:
So this week I will post various bake-I-licious recipes from today as well as our quest for one a day recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
So let’s start the week with a delish recipe for pitas mmm mmm good! Before we get started let me start with carve out an evening for these, they take a while to make!
Recipe from The fresh loaf
3 cups flour We use 1 cup wheat, 2 cups all purpos
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
1 packet yeast (or, if from bulk, 2 teaspoons yeast)
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water, roughly at room temperature We use 1 1/4 cup and it’s really wet so if your high altitude like us I suggest no more than that
2 tablespoons olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, or shortening We use evoo
First mix yeast and water then add dry ingredients slowly while stirring
Next knead your dough for 10 minutes
Tab a little bit of olive oil on your hands and rub it all over your dough then put it back into the bowl to rise for 90 minutes (covered)
Next take your dough and knead it for like 30 seconds then cut it into 8 equal pieces
Preheat your oven to 400
Let sit for 20 minutes (covered)
Now take each ball and spread into a beautiful pita about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
Sprinkle your baking stone (or upside down cookie sheet like mine with wheat flour)
Place three pitas on at a time and bake for 4 minutes (repeat until all are baked)
Frugal tip of the day
When baking (if you have a deep freezer) bake during the winter (turn your heat down 5 degrees) to help heat your house but make double what you need to save on cooling cost in the summer!