I posted my einkorn bread recipe last month and now that voting season is coming to a close, I’m finally getting around to telling you about the delicious Honey Whole Grain Einkorn Pitas I baked up. I’ll be honest: I was pleasantly surprised to see and taste pitas made from einkorn berries. Not only were they delicious but they were also very light and the texture was perfect!
I first combined all of the ingredients into my Bosch bowl and mixed them completely. After mixing, I started adding freshly ground whole grain einkorn flour to the bowl until the pita mixture stopped sticking to the sides of the mixer bowl.
Next, I kneaded the dough for 8 minutes then divided it into 18 dough balls. I floured a surface and then rolled the dough balls into ¼-inch thick circles. Keep in mind that any creases in the dough will cause it not to puff up properly during baking, making it more of a flat bread than a pita. If you roll the dough too thin, it will have the same effect as having a crease.
After rolling the pita’s out, I covered them and let them rest for 30 minutes.
While they rested, I preheated my oven and baking stone to 500° and placed the rolled pitas in the oven (transfer using a wooden paddle) for 3 ½ to 4 minutes. Once the pitas puffed up (wish I had a picture of this!) and were slightly golden, I removed them quickly from the oven. Then, I placed the cooked pitas in a bag to soften and flatten.
I made our family’s favorite pita stuffing, which consists of grated cabbage, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, chicken, tomatoes, cheese, olives, sprouts, and avocados. I sliced the pita’s in half, opened the halves up (they do this so nicely) and filled them with stuffing. Often, pitas can be tough, dry and crumbly–especially ones that are 100% whole grain. These einkorn pitas were very light, soft, and the flavor was incredible. These are certainly the best pitas I have ever made (and I make a lot using different types of wheat). Best of all, they are 100% whole grain Einkorn!
If you try making pitas, I’d love to hear about your experience. I hope you love them as much as we did
By the way, you can now buy Whole Grain Einkorn Wheat Berries from this website, which is nice since they are so rare and it allows you to grind them fresh at your own home. I always prefer to grind my own flour since the nutritional value drops as flour ages.
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