questions on pita and other flat breads

liz_hJuly 28, 2012

Do you have any hints on finding a pita bread that easily opens into pockets? DH prefers this type, and also does the shopping. Are the puffy ones more likely to open easily? Is thick better than thin?

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publickman

The main thing to consider is how fresh they are - check dates before buying. You will generally have a better selection at a Middle Eastern market, but if you are buying at HEB, check for the "best by" date. I tend to buy the whole wheat ones, although they are slightly more difficult to open. If the ones you have are old or stale, spray them with a bit of water before heating them. I heat them on an open flame so that I can stop the heating process before they become toast. How you heat them is also important.

Lars

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 5:35AM
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liz_h

Lars, I'll definitely check the dates. What do you consider the best method for heating besides an open flame? My stove top is electric.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 11:38PM
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publickman

Without a gas burner, I would use a very hot cast iron skillet for heating pita bread. It needs to be heated at a high temperature very quickly. Maybe someone else has another method that works - gas burner is the best, but you can also use the barbeque grill, since that can get very hot.

Lars

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 1:24AM
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liz_h

Great! That's the way I heat tortillas, so should have no problem.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 1:34AM
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