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Pita (Middle East Pocket or Bible Bread)
1 package yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water.
Stir in oil, sugar and salt.
Stir in about 2 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth.
Stir in remaining flour until easy to handle. Knead 10 minutes.
Cover and let rise in a greased bowl until double (about 1 hour).
Punch down. Divide into 6 equal parts, and shape into balls.
Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
Roll into 6- to 7-inch circles 1/8-inch thick. Place 2 circles in opposite corners of each of 3 ungreased cookie sheets.
Cover. Let rise for 30 minutes.
Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees F until puffed and brown.
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