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Homemade Pita Pocket Bread

pita bread

Now this is definitely a recipe to try!

Homemade Pita Pocket Bread | Tammy’s Recipes.

I just made these the other day. I think this may be my 2nd or 3rd time and they are wonderful.  I use the bread machine dough version and each time they have come out great.

The first time I made them, my daughter and I were amazed that there actually was a pocket!  No need to ever buy pita bread again.

I’m thinking of maybe trying to add some garlic or parmesan cheese just to mix it up next time.

Something I would like to warn everyone about…  The first time I made these, I used a cooling (baking) rack that I had placed on a cookie sheet.  Not thinking much of it, I baked my pita.  After a while I started to notice a strange smell.  Well after taking out my 3rd set, I realized my rack had little rubber feet at the bottom.  Didn’t even notice they were there before!  Well that baking sheet and rack were goners!  Not that anyone would do that except of course, ME!  So I ended up having to make a trip to Sur la table for a new ones.  Luckily for me they were having a sale!

I have recently read that you could also use a pizza stone to bake these on which I think I might try next time too.

Weekly Recipe Goal – English Muffins

So I haven’t been to good at my goals for trying a recipe a week or for posting on this blog, but a couple of weeks ago I did make my attempt at English Muffins.

I found the recipe from Utah Deal Diva.  She actually made wheat and I just used regular flour.

They did come out quite tasty with all the nook & crannies, but didn’t seem to rise as much as I thought they would or possibly I rolled them to thin?  I know that I had to add quite a bit more flour since my dough was really quite runny and not at all workable. I should have probably added the extra flour before letting my dough rise, but I didn’t really think about it until after I punched it down and saw that it was still way to moist to do anything with.

In the end though, they did come out quite tasty and I will definitely try making them again to see how if I can improve the technique.

Weekend Wrap Up – Movie, shop & cook!

What a great weekend I had.

Friday, went to the movies and saw Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol.  I didn’t even realize there were three movies prior and not even quite sure I’ve seen them all but I’m pretty sure I have seen at least two of them.  I thought this movie was great.  It had action, comedy, drama all in one.  I would definitely recommend it.

Since I have made it my goal to try out one new recipe a week, I’ve been eyeing some items at Sur la table that I thought might make my goal a little easier.  At least that’s my excuse!  :-)  So on Saturday I decided to visit their store and see if they had the items I was eyeing in stock.  I was so happy that they had everything I was looking for and to find out that they honor the same pricing at their stores that they do online.  I know some stores may have online specials but then when you find them at the store the pricing is not the same.

I picked up a marble pastry board, some cookie sheets that came with a cooling rack and some measuring spoons.  The measuring spoons I had were so old and somehow I was missing some sizes.  I think I only have the tablespoon and teaspoon.  Not sure what happened to the others, but oh well, I have a new set now!

Right now they are having a winter sale so if you have never heard of them now would the time to check them out.  They have many different items to choose from like cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and everything in between.  They are kind of like another store I love, Williams-Sonoma, but at a smaller scale store wise.  At least based on the stores I have near me.

Saturday, I also tried my first new recipe: Soft and Chewy Homemade Bagels by life blessons.  My bagels didn’t come out quite as nice looking as the ones shown in the recipe, but they will definitely be a keeper.  Everyone is already asking when I would be making more.  I made some plain and some I added minced garlic to the tops which I have to say were my favorite.  These were yummy!

Here is how my bagels turned out with my new marble pastry board.  They just weren’t as poofy as I was hoping, but still like I said previously, they are a keeper.  I think next time, I may not roll them out and might just try to form the bagels by hand.  We’ll see.

This week I’m going to try making english muffins.  Hopefully these will turn out as good as they look.

Have a great week!

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