It's August, it's extremly hot...But we are tough and don't mind staying in front of the oven... The reward is absolutely amazing! ...Now please, would you excuse me: I have to go and take a shower :-)
For our first rendezvous in August, the group "Tuesdays with Dorie, Baking with Julia" has chosen the delicious "Eastern Mediterranean Pizzas": A wonderfully spiced pita bread topped with ground lean lamb and tomatoes.
In this post I'll describe how to prepare pita breads, whereas in this post, you'll find the recipe for the delicious Eastern Mediterranean Pizzas.
Ed eccoci al mese d’agosto. E’ un periodo particolarmente caldo, caldissimo! Ma noi non temiamo il forno, anzi lo adoriamo! La ricompensa è assolutamente strepitosa! … Ecco, ora vogliate scusarmi ma devo assolutamente scappare sotto la doccia… Mi sto sciogliendo!! :-)
30 g ground flaxseeds
Using a wooden spoon and stirring in one direction, stir in the whole wheat flour about a cup at a time; then stir 100 times or until the mixture look smooth and silky (picture 1).
Kneading with a Stand Mixer: Pour the dough into the bowl of a stand mixer and knead it until it is smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. I know, I've let it do the "hard work";-)
Clean the mixing bowl, dry it, and coat it lightly with oil.
Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and, with lightly floured cupped hands, form the pieces into tight balls; keep the balls under plastic as you work on the other
(I’ve divided the dough in 16 pieces, formed the balls and kept them well packed under plastic foil - picture 5).
Impastare nella planetaria: versare l'impasto nella planetaria e impastare con la frusta a gancio finché l'impasto non sia liscio ed elastico (circa 8-10 minuti). Ho dovuto aggiungere altra farina poiché l'impasto era troppo appiccicoso.