Pita Pita why would I eat ya? Well, see for yourself: crisp, fresh, puffy, huge! (And if you ask me, a bit scary at first sight). Same can be said for me but let me tell you I'm not that easy to dress up. Mwooohaha, quit the self loathing and get on with the story:
It's August, it's the holiday aftermath, the beginning of the new schoolyear in Holland, trying to get back in focus and about time I get my kitchen, mind and house back in working order. Add to that there are now three high-schoolers in my house and they started school last Monday...
So much fun in this house! Nerves are wrecked, money is flowing out faster than it's dripping in, schoolbags are overflowing as is my time. Man, if there ever was a time I wished I was three Mama's it's now! I had visions of empty days, feeling sorry for myself, no one coming home from school for lunch anymore, like the song: tihihihime is on my side... Wel, turns out it isn't!
Ilva opted to be our Kitchen of the Month this time, and I sure wish we could have been there live, chatting away in the garden, having coffee, a little Limoncella maybe, enjoying the Italian weather. She chose to make a Country style Whole Wheat Pita following the recipe in Beth Hensperger's The Bread Bible, and a great choice it was! I'm quite fond of Ms Hensperger and this recipe was no different from the other recipes I tried over the years. For example this -more traditional- pita recipe.
Easy to make, great success and a treat for hungry boys. They each had three!! We had different fillings to choose from, my favourite was gyros, salsa, tomato, lettuce, spring onion, cucumber and yum; a dollop garlic sauce! Oh yes!! I really liked the whole wheat flavour, the main difference being that this recipe makes for a more crisp bread while the white ones are more chewy.
As usual for those of you who would like to join us and be a Bread Baking Buddy, please bake this pita (recipe to be found at Ilva's), post on your blog and send the link to the post to luculliandelights AT gmail DOT com before midnight on the 10th of September. Ilva will round up all Baking Buddies and send you your well deserved Buddy Badge.