Pita bread

Pita bread

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The unleavened bread of the Middle East, sometimes called Lebanese bread or pocket bread, because it is flat and hollow inside, like a pocket. Both white and wholemeal (whole-wheat) varieties are available.

Pita bread is soft, and can be rolled or folded around a filling: cubes of grilled meat, a couple of Falafel, or simply salad with Tahini Sauce. In the Middle East, it is always served with dips such as Hummus bi Tahini or Baba Ghannouj, and it can also be folded into a sort of spoon for eating stews or rice.

Pita bread is available from delicatessens and supermarkets, and will keep well frozen.

Quick Pita Pizza: Cover pita bread with thin slices of tomato or a thick tomato purée, add slices of cheese, anchovies, olives and a sprinkling of oregano and pop into a hot oven for 5–10 minutes.

Individual Pissaladière à la Minute: Top pita bread with finely sliced onions, cooked until very soft in oil or butter, then a lattice of anchovy fillets and black olives, and cook in a hot oven for 5–10 minutes.

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