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Bread Basket: Pita 

21 May , 2015  

If you’re a fan of Middle Eastern food, then you’re familiar with pita bread which is popularly used as wraps in shawarmas, falafels and sandwiches. It’s also used as base for pizza, or simply eaten after being dipped in hummus.

Perhaps pita bread is so popular in cuisines across the Middle East because it is so easy to make; yeast, flour, olive oil and a few other ingredients are kneaded together and then baked or fried to form the puffed up bread that can be used for a variety of recipes. If you’d like to try your hand at making some pita bread at home, then follow the instructions in the video below.

Was your attempt at making pita bread a success? If it was, then move on to step two – trying out these delicious recipes that use pita bread.

1) Chicken Pita Sandwich

Laura Vitale shows us how to make a pita chicken sandwich that is wholesome and tasty.

2) Pita Pizza 

Also from Laura Vitale’s kitchen, this recipe shows you how to combine Italian flavors with Middle Eastern ones resulting in this pita pizza.

3) Beef Shawarma 

Wow your guests with homemade shawarma using this recipe. They’ll be even more stunned when you tell them the pita bread was homemade as well!

4) Falafel and Tahini Sauce

Stuff falafel balls and some healthy greens into pita bread to make a wholesome falafel. This recipe will also show you how to make tahini sauce to dip it in!

5) Pita Bread and Hummus

If you can’t bear to dip your beautiful bread into some second rate store bought hummus, then make your own using this simple recipe.

So, the next time you’re hosting a Middle Eastern themed dinner, complete with lavish hookahs and drapes galore, make your own pita bread dishes. Your guests and their stomachs will thank you!


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When she’s not playing with her dogs, street dogs or her friends’ dogs, Karishma can be found curled up with a large slice of cheesecake and a nice book. She has an intense relationship with spicy food, and her penchant for sushi and sake is always burning holes in her pocket.



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