"We made this recipe for Vacation Bible School and used strawberry or grape jam to fill them. These loaves are just like pita bread but they're rolled into a square shape." — CHRISW
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
I've made this twice and it worked well both times, but the pockets formed better when I rolled the dough thinner. I also tried it with about 1/3 wheat flour and with a soy-flour mix, and both were great. I enjoy mine as sandwiches, with hummus, or just dipped in olive oil.
I learned how to make pocket bread when I married my husband. His father's family was from Lebanon. The dough is basically the same although they put sugar in the dough. When we make bread a 10 pound bag of flour is used and we make about 150 loaves. I notice that people are having difficulty with the pockets forming. We divide the dough into balls , cover and let rise again. We then roll on a floured board (using cracked wheat) pretty thin. Using this method you should have very few fail to rise.
Pretty good! The only thing I was a little off about was that they took a while to soften up but they made great pockets and taste great! Once I had divided the dough, I kneaded each piece for another 2 minutes before rolling out and I think that may have helped them puff better.
Wonderful Pita bread! This was better than Pappy's, puffed up very nicely and had a great flavor. Was easy to roll out as well. I added 2tbsp of light (in flavor) olive oil to the dough.
This was a great recipe. I used 4 cups whole wheat pastry flour and 2 cups all purpose flour. I rolled these in the traditional circles and they puffed up beautifully. Everyone was impressed.
Sorry, this did not work for me and I've been cooking/baking for 50+ years. None of them puffed up as others I've made. I'll go back to my old recipe that works. I had to try it and followed directions to the T as I do when trying a new recipe but it was a mess and too much time and money to try again.
very easy to make--i added 1 Tbs honey because i have never made anything with yeast that did not have a sugar and made with 1/2 ww pasty flour--turned out great either baked in the oven or fried in pan. thanks
This pocket bread turned out pretty good. The pockets formed well, and it was easy to make. It was a little too bland for my *personal* taste, however I think that was just personal preference. Next time I will try adding a little honey just to suit my own taste. Overall a pretty good recipe that can be easily modified to meet one's own personal taste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 187
** Calories from Fat: 8
Mmm, delicious homemade bread just like grandma used to make.
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