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To think pitta bread is just shite?

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NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 17-Jun-13 19:45:10

I mean...I'm always reading "Make pitta pockets!" and "Fill pitta bread with (insert gorgeous ingredients)

But when you do, it's like eating a brown envelope stuffed with ham etc. Dry, horrid. Again I have bought pittas from Sainsbos only to find they're dry and horrible! They don't even open up properly but's the same whenever I buy it the brand or are they just a shitty sandwich?

Branleuse Mon 17-Jun-13 20:13:32

you have to toast them. You cant eat them straight from the packet.
Lightly toasted, buttered, and then fill them. Preferably with loads and loads of halloumi

TheHonourableAlgyLacey Mon 17-Jun-13 20:14:47

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MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 17-Jun-13 20:18:17

I love pittas but they are so very heavy on the carbs so have to be avoided I'm afraid. If I do have a blowout I toast, split, cool and stuff with salad and hummous. Delicious.

I had some falafel recently at a "do" in unwarmed pitta pockets shock
My friend and I said we'd rather have had without the pitta.

But when toasted pitta is great !
One of my best meals ever was lunch in a Lebanese ? restaurant with massive fab flatbreads and freshly made houmous.
(Was a great discovery just over the road from a nursery school I was teaching in too)

SsimTee Mon 17-Jun-13 20:25:54

I very often just take them out of the packet, spread some concentrated tomato puree on them, a bit of salami, a bit of grated cheese and under the grill it goes. The kids love their baby pizzassmile

KittyPryde Mon 17-Jun-13 20:28:13

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catwithflowers Mon 17-Jun-13 20:28:25

Make your own and you will be a convert. Look at Delia's recipe (she and I use a bread machine to make the dough). They are bloody lovely, soft and not at all dry and SO easy to make smile

Furball Mon 17-Jun-13 20:58:06

Make your own your say? Delia you say? right - I'm giving them a go

as technically I agree with op, but am willing to be converted

Xmasbaby11 Mon 17-Jun-13 21:00:42

They need to be toasted but still very dry and bland to my taste. In a few places you can buy better quality pitta breads and i think they are worth the money.

GoofyIsACow Mon 17-Jun-13 21:03:41

The things you learn on MN! Warm your pittas you say... Well bugger me!

Eilidhbelle Mon 17-Jun-13 21:08:45

Flick water at them before you toast them an they'll puff up. Then stuff them with hummus, falafal and creme fraiche, amazeballs. I'm really hungry.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 17-Jun-13 21:27:42

DD lives them so I love them too. At least it's food she's eating.hmm

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 17-Jun-13 21:28:09

Thry do taste much nicer though in Greece or Cyprus wink.

K8Middleton Mon 17-Jun-13 21:47:32

I fancy the flat bread receipe. Jamie was it? I approve of his pizza recipe so I have high hopes.

chocolatespiders Mon 17-Jun-13 21:49:14

Lidl wholemeal pittas are tasty and a bargain (39p) toasted with soup I have them everyday.

K8Middleton Mon 17-Jun-13 21:50:42

Found 'em, pinned 'em. Now just need to order yoghurt.

Steben Mon 17-Jun-13 21:54:36

Fry pittas in a tad of olive oil and butter and slice to serve dipped in hummus - IMMENSE

Mumsyblouse Mon 17-Jun-13 21:59:22

I always loved pitta, but I've just discovered the water trick (quick dunk under the tap for one millisecond as you might do with a naan bread). It makes them even softer and more delicious.

I also like them if you toast the outsides under a flat grill, then put cheese on one uncooked side, melt the cheese, then put the cooked top back on and grill for a few secs. Better than cheesy toast.

usualsuspect Mon 17-Jun-13 22:00:53

Horrible things.

fuckwittery Mon 17-Jun-13 22:04:11

Oh they are magically transformed in the toaster, steam gets trapped inside and makes them all moist, slather butter on the inside (mind the steam!) while still warm. They stay soft all day so delish for sandwiches. Never tried them warmed in the oven but i think i'd be tempted to sprinkle some water on if i did it that way.

Boomba Mon 17-Jun-13 22:05:01

white ones, NOT wholemeal!

in toaster

carrots and humus


pickledsiblings Mon 17-Jun-13 22:06:34

I don't think anyone has mentioned that you can pop them in the toaster straight from the freezer - that's what I love best about them, so convenient.

SoupDragon Mon 17-Jun-13 22:06:47

I make my own. From ingredients to bread in under an hour and eat them straight from the oven. Fabulous.

Blondie1984 Mon 17-Jun-13 22:19:18

I buy the m&s ones, zap in microwave for 20 secs, split open and fill

quesadilla Mon 17-Jun-13 22:46:59

YABU. Pitta bread with loads of butter and marmite is heaven. Trick is a) wet them a bit first and b) use the grill not the toaster. Oh, and never buy them from Tesco if you can help it.

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