Well, we all have those moments don't we? Those moments where we rush things because we don't feel like doing everything painstakingly step by step. Well that was me when I was making pita bread. It was a combination of not feeling great about my falafel turning out kind of mushy and not substantial, plus rushing to make the falafel, pita bread, yogurt cucumber sauce, and prepping all of the diced tomatoes and other side dishes. Alan came to the rescue by helping me make and shape the falafel. If you haven't met my husband before, he is kind of opposite to me, haha. I am pretty impatient, but he is very, very patient. He works on these long-term, year-long animation video projects which can be super tedious....I would probably have some kind of break down if I attempted to do what he does. But that's ok, because we both have something we love to do, that comes naturally to us.
Oh, by the way I used Tyler Florence's pita bread recipe from Food Network. So long story short, I rushed my pitas, but we managed to salvage our falafels with lots of bread crumbs...ehehe I felt kind of sick watching how much bread crumbs I was stuffing into those falafels (carb guilt face). We used my moms pizza stone to cook the pita on, but I didn't let the pizza stone get hot enough in the oven before putting the pita dough on. The pita dough is supposed to puff up A LOT, leaving a pocket of space between the top and bottom of the bread. One of my doughs did that, but the rest did not. They became, instead, platforms of naan upon which to lay our falafel, lettuce, tomato, and yogurt sauce, or to eat on the side. It worked out just fine, my parents both loved it, and at that point I kind of just didn't care anymore. Aha! I guess I don't have much passion for the pita right now. Until next time, pita baby.
Best wishes from my kitchen to yours,
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