Arlete and Dick like bicycle touring, sailing, travel and having new adventures.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Making pita bread
Sharon from CaST Away came over to our boat to show a group of us how to make pita bread (or naan). This is the perfect fresh bread for boats that have no oven - like ours :) She said she felt like Martha Stewart.
Her audience: (L-R) Fran, Diane, Janice, Susie.
Sharon prepared the dough and let it rise for a couple of hours, then it's cut into 8 portions, each portion rolled into a ball, then rolled out into an 8" circle.
After another short rise, the flattened portions are put onto a hot griddle and flipped back and forth. It begins to puff up to become almost a sphere. Here Sharon is reaching in to get it out of the pan because it popped a little hole and steam began to escape.
Like all freshly-baked bread, these pitas were so delicious. We had them with butter and jam. Yum! Thanks, Sharon.