I found this great website: www.dedemed.com that has Mediterranean recipes and videos. Very helpful! This pita recipe is from there. I tried it out and it works well.

Pita Pockets (again)
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Pita Pockets (again)
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  1. In a small bowl, mix yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water and let site for 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 3 cups of flour with salt.
  3. When the yeast is ready (it should be bubbly and at least double in size), add it to the flour mixture along with 1 cup of warm water. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. In a clean large bowl, coat the bottom and sides of the bowl with olive oil. Use about 1 tablespoon. Transfer dough into this bowl. Cover with a damp teatowel and let it sit in a warm place for about 3 hours. (You can speed this process up a bit by turning on the oven for 2 or 3 minutes to warm it up a bit, then let the dough rise in there. Just make sure it's not too warm!)
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, scoop it out onto a floured counter top. Kneed the dough for 10 minutes (set the timer, it's a long time!) Continue to add flour to the countertop to ensure the dough does not stick.
  6. After 10 minutes of kneeding, form dough into balls and let them sit on a plate for 10 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 450F.
  8. Using a rolling pin, roll each ball out until it's about 1/8 inch thick. Try to make circles like pita bread! Place rolled out dough onto a cookie sheet.
  9. Cook in oven for 3-4 minutes on each side. The dough should puff up. They should get slighly brown but they are easy to overcook.
  10. Once you remove the pita's from the oven, you can squish them down to make them flat again. Otherwise, then they cool with will be puffed!
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