The recipe was from King Arthur Flour.
The ingredient list:
Now I did not have the instant yeast or the Easy-Roll Dough improver. For the instant yeast just dissolve 2 tsp of active dry yeast in 1/4 cup of water that is about 110F and 1/4 tsp sugar. After 5 minutes the mixture should be all bubbly. (Those were the proofing directions on my package of active dry yeast, and they worked.)
For the Easy- Roll Dough improver you can just add a tsp of baking powder. This is supposed to be for the puffing of the pita's. Now, I will admit that I forgot to add the baking powder. No big deal though, because as you'll see from the pictures my pita's puffed up. They were like balloons!
I used my bread maker for this, but you don't need to. Just mix all of the ingredients and knead by hand or with a mixer with the dough attachment. Remember that if you had active dry yeast and needed to proof it then you will only need 3/4 cup of water. If you have instant then add the whole cup of water. Let the dough rise for an hour.
In the bread machine I added the yeast mixture, 3/4 of water, and the rest of the ingredients. I then put it on the dough cycle and let it go. It is a 1 hour and 45 minute cycle from warming up, to kneading, and then rising. What's great about the bread maker is that I was able to go to the store after I turned it on. The dough must also be really forgiving because by the time I got home it had been done for 15 minutes, and the end product was still great.
I then prepared two baking sheets by covering them with parchment paper. I also turned my oven on to 500F. One rack was on the lowest setting, and the other was in the middle.
Then I rolled the dough out of the bread maker and divided it into 8 round pieces. I rolled them into about 6 inch circles with my rolling pin. They did not stick to the rolling pin. I got 4 of them on each baking sheet.
I covered them with plastic wrap and let them rise for 15 minutes.
I then put them in the oven on the lowest rack for 5 minutes. They were puffed up by the end of the minutes, and that's without the baking powder.
Then I put them on the upper rack for 2 minutes. Please leave your oven light on and keep watch on them, because they could go from golden brown to burnt quite easily.
After the 2 minutes, take them out and wrap them in a clean dishcloth. That's it!
Because I used the bread machine, the only real active time I had was rolling out the dough. This was really easy and successful as you can tell from the photo's.
They taste much better than store bought for sure!