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Grilled Flat Bread (Pita Bread)

The Goods
  • 2 cups warm water (100° to 110°F)
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® Traditional Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Use these Grilled Flat Breads to make pita sandwiches, or serve with barbecued meat or chicken, or with salads with hummus spread on top. This also makes a great pizza crust! See make-ahead directions at bottom of the recipe.

Yield:
16 flat breads
Prep Time:
30 min
Grill Time:
4 to 8 minutes
Rise Time:
60 minutes
Total Time:
1 h 38 min
Make Good is Easy

Combine water, yeast and sugar in a large mixer bowl and let stand 10 minutes.  Add 2 cups flour, oil and salt.   Beat for 3 minutes until very smooth.  Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.  Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.  Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to coat.  Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.  

Preheat grill to medium-low.

Punch dough down and divide into 2 parts; return 1 part to the bowl and cover.  Divide remaining part into 8 pieces.  Using lightly floured hands, pat out one piece of dough at a time on a floured board, into a 6-inch circle (1/8 to 1/4-inch thick); OR roll into a 6-inch circle with a rolling pin.  Spray both sides of each circle with cooking spray.  Place on hot grill.  Close grill lid and grill 2 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned on bottom.   Turn and grill an additional 2 to 4 minutes.  Repeat with remaining dough.  If using for pitas, cut flat breads in half and open up "pocket" with sharp knife.

Make-Ahead Directions:   After rolling dough into circles, place on baking sheets lined with plastic wrap (circles may be stacked, using plastic wrap to separate).  Keep refrigerated up to 3 hours before grilling.

Recipe Tips:
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Whole wheat flat breads can be made by substituting 2 cups whole wheat flour for part of the all-purpose flour.

-For additional flavor, sprinkle flat breads with garlic salt and Italian seasoning before grilling.

-Flat breads may be frozen after grilling. 

Enjoy!

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