Guest Post: Pita and a Bread Blog Hop

Do you have an irrational fear of yeast? Well, it’s time to get over it! See, the yeast does all the work so you don’t have to worry about the kitchen science behind it. As long as it’s fairly fresh, it will do its job. And once you get over that, the whole wide world of baking opens up to you. The Focaccia I made recently is an amazing introduction to making bread and using yeast. This pita is another. Which is why I was excited to finally tackle it when Anuradha from the amazing blog Baker Street asked me to guest post for her Bread 101 series. If you are somehow not familiar with Baker Street, head over there and check it out right now! She posts the most incredible baked goods, including her popular “Muffin Monday” series.

Pita {KatherineMartinelli.com}

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not an expert baker. My domain is typically cooking and my preference leans towards the savory. My oven is wonky and just doesn’t get hot enough. So if I can make bread, you definitely can. The awesome thing about making pita is there’s no losing. Even if you “fail” and the bread doesn’t puff up to form those characteristic pockets, you still have a delicious flatbread. That’s a pretty good worst case scenario outcome. So go, check out my guest post at Baker Street, and then come back here and share your favorite bread recipes in the blog hop below! Have a great weekend :-)

Pita {KatherineMartinelli.com}

Get my recipe for Pita over at Baker Street HERE >>




26 Comments

  1. Thanks Katherine for such a wonderful post! Its truly a great addition to the Bread 101 series. :)

  2. Seriously, Katherine, how are you reading my mind? Ha, you are always a week ahead of me. Last week: cucumbers – I had a cucumber post scheduled for today. This week: bread – I have bread scheduled for next week!

  3. I love visiting your blog! I am so inspired by your recipes and your link parties! Thank you for sharing.

    Elizabeth

  4. Thanks for hosting the linkup once again, Katherine! I’ve made pita once myself too! It was SO fun watching those babies puff in the oven!

  5. Love your blog hops!! The pits looks perfect! Linking up a couple of my bread recipes, if you have time and inclination you must try out the Shlotzky’s bread – A no knead sourdough bread recipe. I consider that to be my best bread recipe yet!! You’ll find the link below :)

  6. What can I say, I;m Greek and I love everything that has to do with flour and yeast.
    Have a nice weekend Katherine!

  7. Great idea, my favorite thing in the culinary world is making sourdough type breads, so I had to add one of mine…

    HOmemade Pita bread is logs above anything bought at the store… ;-)

  8. Looks amazing. I have been wanting to make homemade pita bread1

  9. Can’t wait to make these and use them on your Fattoush salad! :)

  10. Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a great weekend!

  11. I’m in carb heaven :) Can’t wait to go take a look at all these great recipes! I’m sharing my post for Serendipity Bread – the name says it all.

  12. What a delicious looking guest post my friend, I am always in awe of your talent :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. Hi Katherine – those pitas look so good!!! Can’t wait to try. Have a great weekend =))

  14. I love pita bread and homemade must be amazing. Yes, I have an irrational fear of yeast that I must conquer. :) Heading over to Baker Street now…

  15. Loving this one – may be just a bit obsessed with bread! I’ll definitely bookmark this post for the linky list ;) My trick with pita is to roll the dough thinner than you think you need it and cook directly on a pizza stone – puffs almost every time… humm, now I want some!

  16. I love making my own bread! I always looking for new recipes – will definitely be trying this one soon!
    Have a great weekend, Katherine!

  17. I love baking! I actually have not bought much bread since I bought my kitchen aid. It is co much cheaper and often it tastes so much better to just make your own bread!

  18. I linked up an old banana bread recipe. That counts, right? ;)

  19. My fiance makes mean flatbreads, he grew up on flatbreads and I can’t bake bread for the life of me! He laughed at my attempts and I’ll just leave him to the baking. I guess I’m too spoilt :P Your pita breads are so beautiful and it doesn’t sound so scary to make them

  20. Look at all of these wonderful bread recipes!!!! Definitely saving this link for when I can start making bread again in the fall. Too hot to turn on an oven right now. :) Great hop and thanks as always for being such a gracious hostess! Have a great weekend!

  21. It is not irrational! Yeast is so scary! These look fabulous though. So perfectly yummy :)

    BUZZED

  22. Wow, if your oven is wonky, then maybe perfect pitas need wonky ovens. Those look awesome!

  23. Looks great! Heading over to read the post right now . . .

  24. Love this! I have always wanted to make my own pitas. Awesome recipe as usual.

  25. Wow everyone has amazing bread recipes to share! I don’t have one but I thoroughly enjoy checking them out.

    I saw your pita bread at Anu’s blog and enjoyed reading your guest post! Thank you for your helpful guide, and I will make it at home one day, with your recipe!!

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