I used to say I didn't care for bread. Like many others I grew up on white bread and the occassional loaf of Italian bread (which is a totally different story). In the past few years I have discovered a world of breads and lo and behold have found that I love bread (much like Bear). The problem with this new found love is that we are watching carefully what we eat and sandwiches can be not the healthiest choice. Last year I started making wraps for lunch with the occasional purchase of pita bread thrown in. The wraps worked for a while but became boring. As for the purchased pita bread, I struggled with it. I had the worst time trying to slice it open to stuff the pita. They broke, they cracked, I sliced through the side..you name it, it happened.
Sunday morning I realized we were out of bread and whole wheat tortillas. We were in emergency status! I had toyed with the idea of making flatbread before but my timing was never right so I decided to google whole wheat pita recipes. I found the most wonderful, easy to make, tasty pita recipe at http://food.com/! One of the best features of the food.com website is the ability to adjust the number of portions. There is this great box at the top of the recipe and you can either make it more or less and they do all the math for you! There are no pictures...something happened to the ones I took with my phone..there was even one I staged of my lunch. It was a beautiful, whole wheat pita stuffed with curried chicken salad, lettuce and a fantastic tasting tomato.
Healthy Whole Wheat Pitas
Don't panic if you do not need as much flour as the recipe calls for. I may have used 3 cups for my dough. I believe it may have something to do with the temperture and humidity. I also did not heat the oven up right way instead waiting until closer to the baking time.One great tip in the reviews for this recipe was to place the pitas on a dishcloth and cover with a second dishcloth when you raise them. This will allow you to simply flip the pita onto your hand before placing it upside down on the baking sheet. I covered my baking sheet with aluminum foil and sprayed it with some non-stick spray I buy at the Dollar Tree. I kept waiting for the pita's to sink back down like my Yorkshire pudding does but..they don't!