Pop the pitta into the toaster for 30 secs- 1 min, until just puffed but not crisp. … Push in some of your favourite fillings, gently squash the pitta closed between your hands, then put back in the toaster – cut-side up.
People also ask, can I toast frozen pita?
On a gas stove, turn the flame on medium-low and place the frozen pita directly on the burner. Flip it and move it around every 5-10 seconds to ensure it heats evenly and doesn’t burn. (I just use my hands, but you could certainly use tongs.)
Similarly one may ask, can you eat pita bread not toasted?
Serve your pita warm and soft for a chewy appetizer or snack. If you don’t want to completely toast your pita bread but still want it warm, try heating in the oven.
Do you cut pita bread before or after heating?
Heating up the bread in the microwave tends to warm it up and make it easier to cut because it puffs up more than before.
A very hot oven is a must in order to get that quick burst of steam inside. If the oven temperature is too low, steam won’t puff the pitas, and you’ll end up with duds. Turn the oven as high as it will go, and preheat the oven with a baking steel or stone,* which retains heat, thus aiding in the creation of steam.
So if you are lucky enough for one of these, then you can use it to reheat pita bread, and we recommend this. Heat up your toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then carefully wrap up your pita bread in aluminum foil and leave it in your toaster oven for around ten minutes.
How to tell if packaged pita bread is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the bread: discard any bread that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the entire package.
Slide your finger into the cut side of the larger pita piece and move it back and forth to separate the top from the bottom. Be gentle as you work so you don’t tear through the pita. Keep pushing your finger deeper into the pocket until you reach the bottom of the pita.
Pita, the famous Middle Eastern bread, is at its best when it is warm. You can, of course, eat pita bread cold. However, warming pita bread makes it softer and somehow more delicious. If you have pita bread that is a few days old and you don’t feel like eating it, reheat it.
Easy Pita Lunch Ideas
- Kale & Apple Salad with Avocado. Kale. Drizzle of olive oil. A bit of Dijon mustard. …
- Smashed Avocado and Sunflower Seeds. Avocado. Squeeze of lemon. …
- Red Pepper Hummus with Chickpeas & Feta. Red pepper hummus (recipe below) A few chickpeas. …
- Carrot & Quinoa Salad with Curry Yogurt.
Preheat your oven to 325°F.
- Preheat your oven to 325°F.
- Take the bread out of the packaging.
- With a pastry brush, coat each pita with a thin film of olive oil.
- Add whatever herbs or spices you desire and place them on the top rack in the oven.
- Heat for between 5 and 10 minutes.
Editor: Amanda, we suspect that the problem with pita bread has to do with the way that pita bread is sold… in a plastic bag! A sealed plastic bag is a very bad environment for bread. It traps moisture and, especially in hot and humid weather like this, encourages mold.
Pita Bread: This moist, light and flat bread could be made of both refined as well as whole wheat flour. Apart from being low in calories, it is also a rich source of protein and carbohydrate and contains adequate amount of vitamin B, selenium and manganese that work together as antioxidants.