Monday, November 22, 2010

Mini Pita Biscuits

I like the idea of biscuits. 
 The easy to roll out, perfectly round, individual portions - in other words the Perfect Biscuit.  However, I have never discovered this holy grail.  Most recipes leave you with a messy counter, crumbs of flour and butter and are hard to mix together.   If a recipe says anything about 'pea sized' bits of cut in butter, I know I won't have fun making that recipe (even though I will probably suffer through making it).
Yesterday, I was planning on making pizza, so I started to make some dough.  I only had 2 hours to make it from yeast poof to eat, so I decided to make my favorite pita bread recipe for the crust.  Then I thought, "Why can't I make this dough into biscuits?" 
And Behold!  The Mini Pita Biscuit was made!

This dough is really nice and easy to handle.  It is dream dough!  The pita biscuits are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside AND they still taste great the 2nd day.

Mini Pita Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp instant (also called: fast acting or bread machine) yeast
2 tsp baking powder (secret ingredient!)
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
2 Tbs veg. oil

Combine all the ingredients to form a shaggy dough.  Kneed dough for 5 mins. in an electric mixer or 10 mins by hand, until it's smooth.  Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 500F degrees.
  Turn the dough out onto your work surface - kneed gently a couple times- Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick (the thick the dough the higher they will rise in the oven).  Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or squares with a pizza cutter. 
Place biscuits on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 5 mins until golden brown.
Remove from oven and enjoy!


  1. Sounds delicious What is instant yeast? I will check back in a day or so. Thanks Chris

  2. Chris - It's sometimes called bread machine yeast. Here is a link to a pic so you can see what it looks like
    Hope that helps!

  3. I'll edit the post to say instant or bread machine yeast.

  4. OH Wow Thank you for answering so fast Especially on a night like tonight at Thanksgiving Eve.

    I appreciate this and will get some next trip we make into town.

    Happy Thanksgiving.My bird is done we are going to friends tomorrow.

    Your blog is amazing,. I will be back!


  5. Oh, I'm just drooling, seeing the photos!
    Following you here, too! And Thanks for entering my contest, it's great to meet you!