I am continuing on toward my goal of perfect homemade bread. Attempt three turned out much better, unlike the previous two attempts which ended up in the trash. This batch actually was consumed, happily. There are still a couple modifications I want to play around with. My crumb was still a tad moist, looking for a little more flavor, and want it to be slightly denser. All things I know how to adjust, I just have to experiment with the formula.
I don't like pita bread. It is dry and heavy. However, I decided to make some the other night because it looked pretty simple. This is another classic example of me loathing a store bought item only to fall in love with the homemade version. I am a lover of all things (homemade) pita now. I have my second batch rising as we speak. That warm pocket of goodness can't be beat. Don't let white bread know but I think I could simply eat pita the rest of my life.
The top picture is of them cooling, I just liked the look of it. The second picture, excuse the poor quality, it was late and I didn't want to turn the lights up as we were working on getting sleepy. They puffed perfectly!
Lastly, did they pass quality inspection?
Yes, they did!
Currently, I am working out of the William Sonoma Bread cookbook. I didn't want to buy a fancy (expensive) book in case it wasn't my thing. As I start to work out my own recipes I will post the successful ones or if I find a book I love I will let you know!