Can you believe how fast this summer went? In three days the year of 2008 will be two-thirds over! How come as you get older time seems to fly by faster? Is it because we are so much busier than we were when we were children? Or do we try to do too much these days? One way I can judge the passing of a month is with the Bread Baking Babes posting date, like today.
I have to tell you that this month was a tough month for us to decide what to bake. We tossed a few ideas around but one thing became evident at the beginning of the month, we wanted to do a light, flat bread to go with the lazy and hot days of late August. Finally, Ilva of Lucullian Delights suggested we do a whole wheat country style pita bread from Beth Hensberger's The Bread Bible.
Most of us have had pita bread on our bread bucket list and pita bread is one of the most versatile breads. You can make a wrap with it. You can eat it spread with peanut butter or dipped in a sauce. Or you can do what I did with it: stuff it full of meatballs and left-over ricotta cheese stuffing!
The dough came together quickly and forming the pita bread was easy. The recipe says it makes sixteen but it is only me so I halved the recipe like Tanna. Like Tanna says in her post, don't worry if you don't get pockets in all of them. The bread is super tasty any way it turns out.
If you want to try your hand at making some homemade pita bread, head over to Ilva's to get the recipe and since she is "Host Kitchen of the Month", if you get her a link to your bread on your blog or a photo of your bread before September 10th, you can be a Bread Baking Buddy with us,
If you have a hankering to see how the rest of my fellow Babes, A Fridge Full of Food (Glenna), Bake My Day (Karen), Cookie Baker Lynn (Lynn), I Like to Cook (Sara), Lucullian Delights (Ilva), My Kitchen in Half Cups (Tanna), Grain Doe (Gorel), Notitie van Lien (Lien), Living on Bread and Water (Monique) go see their posts! Katie is taking a break while she moves to her new home.