The lunch conundrum – what to bring? Hot or cold? Too much? Not enough? Or just buy something overpriced and greasy and forget about the whole thing??
I fall directly into the bring a hot lunch to heat up in the microwave at work every day camp, and I have been doing just that for my working life. Conversely, my adorable boyfriend likes a cold lunch, more of the sandwich variety. Also, he dislikes to plan (while my lunch is usually packed by the time I’m cleaning up the dinner dishes).
Enter: the whole wheat pita. This tasty, healthy, versatile lunch component can be filled with whatever you wish, eaten toasted or not, and grabbed on the way out the door. It’s also super easy to make with this recipe from the folks who brought us Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. I really love making things from scratch that we usually purchase from the store, so this was great.
Making the dough is a cinch, with a simple mixing of the ingredients (which are admittedly a little odd — soy flour what?) and a two hour rise. I let mine rest overnight in the fridge to develop more flavor. Shaping and rolling the pita was a bit tricky, but if you make sure to flour your work surface well, you should be fine.
These were super fun to watch puff up in the over and definitely delicious.