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Pitas

Serves: 12 peopleRecipe course: BreadsTotal time (min.): 130Complexity (1 to 3): 1
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Freshly baked pittas are amazingly simple to make and so much nicer than shop bought. Try them dipped into hummus.

Tool

Ingredients

Water                               300 grams
Dried yeast                     7 grams
Plain flour                       500 grams
Salt                                   1+1/2 tsp
Nigella seeds                 20 grams
Olive oil                            2 tsp

Method

Getting started
Fit the Spiral dough tool to the machine. 
 
Stage 1
1. Add Ingredients (water, yeast, flour, salt, nigella seeds, oil) into the Mixer bowl.
2. Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine and fit the splash guard. 
3. Mix on speed 1 for 2 minutes.
4. Mix on speed 2 for 8 minutes. 
5. Cover with a tea towel.
6. Leave to prove for about 1 hour, 30 minutes until doubled in size.
7. Transfer the dough from the Mixer bowl to a lightly floured worksurface.
8. Gently pull the edges into the centre and turn over so the seam is on the worksurface.
9. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
10. Roll each piece into a ball. 
11. Cover with a tea towel.
12. Leave the dough to rest for 10 minutes. 
13. Pre heat the oven to 220ºC.
14. Place the baking tray on the middle shelf to heat. 
15. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball into an oval shape about 3 mm thick.
16. Remove the hot baking tray from the oven and dust with plain flour. 
17. Bake for 10 minutes at 220ºC.
18. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
19. Serve.

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