Monday, March 16, 2009

Rising to the Occasion

Friday night I was over a friend's house eating the most incredible home made bread. I had forgotten how wonderful fresh baked break tastes, it's so much better than shop bought.

Yesterday evening I was planning the menu for tonight and decided I would make Falafel Burgers. The recipe said to serve them in pita bread, and in a flash of genius (or insanity) I decided to make my own pita bread.

It's actually a very easy relaxing process. Knead the dough, let it rise for an hour and then roll out flat disks.

What impressed me was the way the flat disks of dough inflate in the oven!
They only take 5 minutes to cook and then you just put them on a rack to cool and deflate!



redassaggie00 said...

Those look gorgeous!

Why is the oven heating element purple?

Pete the Brit said...

The only reason I can think of for the element being purple is that I took all the pics with my cellphone which is convenient but not exactly accurate.

The oven was at 475F though, so anything could happen lol