This baking challenge is the second bake from Jane Mason's Perfecting Sourdough.
I'm not sure whether it is me, the recipe, or my starter...but I was not too happy with these Pittas. To be frank I have only make pitta with fresh yeast just the once, and this was several years ago.
The recipe says make eight pieces 2.5mm thick. I think either the number or the thickness is wrong here as with just over 1Kg dough you would end up with pitta the size of tea trays! Anyway I made smaller ones about 5mm thick, and seeing how they turned out I think they should have been a little thicker.
I preheated trays, and watched the pockets bake...some inflated a little and other remained stubbornly flat. The oven was at maximum heat! Then the last batch went in on a cold tray...and they puffed up.
It was only fifteen minutes after the last lot had gone in so I do not think it was because they had had much longer to rise...they were the last to be formed.
The hummus I made was delicious...but the pittas...I don't even think that I shall try to get better at baking these.