About this recipe: This pitta bread is simple and delicious. Wholemeal flour is combined with soya flour to make this recipe. The pittas are baked and sliced to form the pocket. Enjoy as a sandwich bread or with houmous.
Soya flour can be purchased in health speciality shops or online.
several reviews have noted that this recipe doesn't rise or doesn't form pockets. This is because it has you add salt in the first step with the water and yeast. SALT KILLS YEAST Instead, mix the salt with the flours before adding it to the water, yeast, and molasses. Otherwise, a nice recipe the best whole wheat pita recipe I've come across. - 06 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Some changes need to be made in order to have success. I have made this recipe twice with my changes and is foolproof. 1. Instead of molasses I use 2T honey. 2. Flour - 2c WW, 1c White 3. DO NOT ADD SALT TO THE YEAST/WATER/HONEY. SALT KILLS YEAST. ADD WITH DRY INGREDIENTS. 4. Roll your pita's really thin and they will puff up nicely. 5. Only cover them with a damp towel for a few minutes. Otherwise the pockets will seal themselves back up. 6. I experienced best baking success while using only one cookie sheet at a time. Two sheets seemed to suck up too much heat and prevent the pocket from forming. This is a really tasty recipe!!! - 01 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I'm really not sure how to rate this recipe. First of all, other reviewers are correct: do NOT put the salt in with the yeast when you proof it! That will immediately kill the yeast. Experienced bread bakers would know this, but if you are new to yeast baking, you may not. Therefore, that hinders this recipe. However, if you make it past the yeast proofing stage, this is a nice pita bread. I didn't have soy flour and I wanted a bread that would puff/rise a bit more, so I used 1 cup ww flour and 2 cups all purpose. Next time I may use some wheat glutin with the recipe as written to see if that helps it rise. Bakes up beautifully, and I did have pockets in some of my bread. Does have a nice taste with the molasses and the wheat flour, but you could always sub honey or sugar instead. Thanks! - 26 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)