Back in March I came across a recipe for Cabbuci (sort of an Italian form of pita bread) from Manu’s Menu and I just knew I needed to make it. You know, what with being married to an Italian and all. As it turns out, I didn’t actually get around to that until just this past weekend, haha! But hey! At least I got to it eventually!
1 cup warm water
1 packet yeast
1 tbsp sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1. Add yeast and sugar to warm water in large mixing bowl. Set aside for a few minutes until yeast is bubbly.
2. Mix salt and olive oil into yeast mixture. Add flour one cup at a time until fully incorporated. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Make into a ball and place in a large greased bowl, then cover with a clean towel and let rise 2 hours or until doubled in size.
3. Transfer dough onto lightly floured surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Shape each into a ball. Roll each ball into a 1/8″ thick oval, about 7″ in length. Put the ovals of dough on a large baking sheet without overlapping and cover them with a lightly damp towel. Let rise for 1 hour until puffy.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 500F for 5-7 minutes or until puffed up and lightly browned.
I ate one pretty close to out of the oven and it was amazing! Then we used them as “pitas” to have BLTs for dinner that night.
Christopher used them for a breakfast sammich the next morning (eggs, turkey, hot sauce, and cheese) and said it was pretty delicious as well.
Sooooo… I’m pretty stoked about tonight. Tonight I will see one of my best friends from my teen years in China who I haven’t seen in 8 years! She and her son are in the States right now and TONIGHT I get to see them! I am so excited! I will definitely fill you guys in on everything, but until then…