The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread. It took me a long time to settle on the title for this post. Why? Because it’s quite a statement to suggest that a humble loaf of bread will change your life. I am willing to be so bold. When I began eating healthier, bread was definitely on my hit list. Now, that isn’t to say that my love affair with bread ended there. People often ask me why I don’t bake my own bread, and the answer is simple: the Danes just do it better. It wasn’t until I went for lunch at a friend’s place a couple weeks ago that my life changed.
Friendly Fiber: Psyllium Seed HusksYou’re probably asking yourself how the heck this bread holds itself together without any flour. Psyllium seed husks are one of nature’s most absorbent fibers, able to suck up over ten times their weight in water. Psyllium seed husks contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. But what does this have to do with bread? Psyllium is available at health food stores and most pharmacies.
Now, allow me to explain the title. Third. Directions: 1. 1. Pita bread. Oh, am I so happy to finally have a great pita recipe. You see, pitas themselves aren’t hard to make. Most recipes very closely, or even exactly, resemble a standard pizza dough and they’re not much more difficult to assemble. No, the trouble comes when you pop them in the oven and pray for the kind of puffiness you can pop some falafel into and end up with flatbread. Delicious, warm, toasty flatbread, but definitely not a pita. But this works! This may also be the perfect starter bread, for those of you intimidating by the bread-making process.
One year ago: Almond Biscotti Deb went on vacation and all I got were these lousy pita breads! Pita Bread Adapted from The Bread Bible 3 cups plus a scant 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (16 oz./454 grams) 2 teaspoons salt (1/2 oz./13.2 grams) 2 teaspoons instant yeast (6.4 grams) 2 tablespoons olive oil (1 oz./27 grams) 1 1/4 cups water, at room temperature (10.4 oz./295 grams) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.