Pita Bread Ingredients | Directions:
•1 3/4 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon xanthan gum
•1/4 cup tapioca starch
•1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1tablespoon almond oil
•1 egg, at room temperature
•3/4 cup milk, at room temperature
- Preheat your oven to 400° F.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Place flour, xanthan gum, tapioca starch, baking powder and salt into mixer. Mix (or pulse) to combine. Add oil, egg and milk then beat (or process) the dough until it is very well-combined and parts begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl ~ 2 min. The dough should be thick and tacky to the touch.
- Turn the dough out onto a very lightly floured surface, and sprinkle it very lightly with more flour. Using a bench scraper or sharp knife, divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each into a ball by rotating it in a circular motion on a very lightly floured flat surface. Pat each ball into a disk and then, using a rolling pin and flouring the round very lightly to prevent sticking, roll it out into a round a bit less than 1/4-inch thick. Place the disks about 1-inch apart on a piece of unbleached parchment paper. Place the disks on the parchment in the oven (on top of overturned baking sheet) and allow to bake ~ 2 min. Working quickly, open the oven and invert the pitas. Allow them to bake for 1 minute and then reinvert and bake until puffed and very pale golden on top (another minute).
- Remove the pitas from the oven, and allow to cool for about 3 minutes, or until they can be handled. Slice each round in half through the center. With a very sharp knife, gently coax open the center of each pita half. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Whipped Feta Ingredients | Directions:
•8 oz. feta crumbles
•8 oz. goat cheese, countertop softened
•8 oz. Parmesan, shredded
•8 oz. cream cheese, countertop softened
•1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
•2 Talespoons of honey
•Juice of 1/2 lemon
Blend all ingredients in cuisinart on high until a whipped consistency is achieved. Garnish with a dash of red pepper flakes.
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