Twice I have failed.
Third time’s a charm? Probably not….I think I have had it with trying to make homemade pita.
I attempted pita for the first time last summer. The recipe claimed that the pitas puffed every time. Well, I guess I had rebellious pitas, because mine stayed resolutely flat.
As the memory of last year’s failure dimmed and grew ever more distant, I became hopeful once more. I found a new recipe–a recipe that even promised light “magic” 4-inch pitas!
Let’s just say there was no magic happening in the oven here today. [Sidenote: I rarely post things the same day I make them…so by the time this gets posted, 2 weeks will have probably passed since this disaster.]
Mmmm…dense doughy hockey pucks! Not very flavourful either, since the recipe includes no butter, shortening, oil, eggs, or sugar. To be fair, I think they would be perfectly fine, IF I could get them to puff! I do not know what I am doing wrong, because my yeast proofed just fine, and the dough was rising! I even measured the thickness of the pitas to make sure I did not make them too thin! I guess I will just have to admit defeat on this one.