Pita Bread

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2018, America's Test Kitchen TV

The tender chew and complex flavor of fresh-baked pitas are revelatory. Once you've experienced homemade, you'll swear off supermarket rounds for good.

SERVES Makes eight 7-inch pita breads

TIME 2 hours, plus 16 hours resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our recipe creates tender, chewy pitas with perfect pockets, every time. We start with high-protein bread flour, which encourages pocket formation and increases the pita's chew. A high hydration level and a generous amount of oil help keep ...

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