Grilled Flat Bread (Pita Bread)
16 flat breads
(grill) 4 to 8
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.
2 cups warm water (100° to 110°F)
1 envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Mazola® Vegetable Plus! Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
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.
-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.
Serving Size: 1 (6-inch round) flat bread
Calories 170; Total fat 4 g, Saturated fat 0.5 g;
Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 75 mg; Carbohydrates 30 g;
Dietary fiber 1 g; Sugars 1 g; Protein 4 g