Pitta bread (hates me)

(27 Posts)
HotPotatoOrchestraStalls Fri 15-Apr-16 16:09:18

I can't cope with pitta bread confused. Ooh handy little pockets, fill them up with stuff for lunches says everything I see re pitta bread.

Except mine won't turn into pockets. They turn into a pile of broken bits of pitta bread and crumbs. If I do manage to get something in them, they disintegrate on transportation to mouth and drop in lap.

I've tried different ones, I've tried warming them up, I've tried threatening them.

Stuff pitta bread! (or in my case not).

WordGetsAround Fri 15-Apr-16 16:11:18

Very timely thread for me - I had this exact issue this morning and was flummoxed! Put in toaster on lowest timed setting and hey presto - I could make a pocket!!

PseudoBadger Fri 15-Apr-16 16:12:08

Yep I warm them, slice them, pocket them, cool them

magimedi Fri 15-Apr-16 16:17:25

I keep them in the freezer & cook in the toaster from frozen, which seems to make them able to 'pocket' themselves.

TinklyLittleLaugh Fri 15-Apr-16 16:18:45

Well you have to toast them first.

NicknameUsed Fri 15-Apr-16 16:20:16

Sprinkle them with a little water before toasting them.

magicstar1 Fri 15-Apr-16 16:20:23

I put them on the grill with a sprinkling of water....maybe you're overheating them?

DameXanaduBramble Fri 15-Apr-16 16:22:21

Cut them in half with scissors and lightly toast, they will puff up beautifully!

HotPotatoOrchestraStalls Fri 15-Apr-16 16:25:22

Toast them? And everyone knew this but me??

Right..will give them one final chance. Thanks everyone! smile

MuddhaOfSuburbia Fri 15-Apr-16 16:25:39

mind your eyebrows

the hot air inside a toasted pitta bread comes straight from hell

<ouchy>

HotPotatoOrchestraStalls Fri 15-Apr-16 16:27:38

My previous warming attempts might have involved the [ahem] microwave.

Will give the toaster a go.

TinklyLittleLaugh Fri 15-Apr-16 18:44:55

Not too toasty though, or they will go all brittle. Pitta toasting is a fine art.

dementedma Fri 15-Apr-16 20:25:25

Same problems here. Will try the toaster

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 16-Apr-16 08:00:55

I cut in half and toast on the number 3 setting.

kennythekangaroo Mon 18-Apr-16 09:30:06

Once toasted, cut along the side with scissors then put closed scissors in the pocket and slowly open them to widen it.

HanHanHanHan Thu 28-Apr-16 16:04:30

Even toasting them doesn't work here.

I've given up.

Practicalpam Thu 28-Apr-16 16:14:35

I put in toaster on lowest setting, remove with tongs and hold down with tongs whilst cutting open one long side. Hold pocket open with tongs and quickly put in some sliced cheese/ham/houmous/whatever then put back in the toaster for about 30 seconds. Delicious!
Warning: Do not attempt if you have holes in the bottom of your pitta or if you have DC who are likely to call you away from toasting pitta. grin

HarrietVane Thu 28-Apr-16 17:35:23

Warm them up then wrap them in a tea towel for a few minutes - the steam helps them pocket themselves!

shipsladyg Thu 28-Apr-16 18:25:40

I haven't been able to eat Pitta bread since we got back from Cyprus last year. Oh my word, they are totally different there. Fluffy, soft, tasty, fantastic smell; beautiful. I could live on them. The things we have here in the UK are a cardboard disgrace.

shipsladyg Thu 28-Apr-16 18:27:18

In fact, if anyone can give me a fool proof recipe for that sort of heavenly Cypriot pitta instead of the rubbish we get in the UK, I would love you forever

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 28-Apr-16 18:29:12

Grill or toast always - even if you want to eat them later in a picnic.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 28-Apr-16 18:29:49

and yes, I'm placemarking in hopes of a recipe too.

Spotsondots Thu 28-Apr-16 19:32:21

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't toast them blushI just cut them in half and then sort of 'tease' the pocket open...

iklboo Thu 28-Apr-16 19:41:11

Split pitta in half, spread will salsa, top with grated cheese, ham, onion etc & pop under the grill till the cheese is melted. Pitta pizza!

jennybluetree Fri 29-Apr-16 09:13:50

These are great! www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/easy-flatbreads/#kfkmRg64kF4x17zl.97

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