Pita bread is a round flat bread that has derived from Eastern countries.
Pita bread is yeast-leavened and baked in a very hot oven. Its two layers are almost separated during baking. A hollow centre forms, which can be split very easily to make a pocket. It can be opened at one end and filled for a sandwich or cut in half for two smaller sandwiches.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Pita bread is best eaten when it is fresh, so choose the freshly baked ones. Pita bread is still eaten the next day, best if it is warmed up in a toaster oven or a toaster. Sometimes day old bread is warmed up on open flam using gas stoves. Middle Eastern kitchen has many recipes that use leftover pita bread by toasting or frying it, such as using fried pita chips with Fattoush salad, or used in Fattet Hummus which is made with chickpeas, tahini sauce and yogurt.
Conserving and Storing
When buying fresh pita bread, you may store it in the freezer for few weeks and would still taste fresh once you take it out of the freezer. it is best when it is heated up, it would be as close as you can get it fresh.
You may store it on your kitchen counter for couple of days before it starts going bad.