Aking can be intimidating even for adults, but I believe that fears and doubts should be checked at the door and the kitchen entered with abandon – and ideally with a child or two in tow.
Children are baking with their parents less and less often; with our busy lives, plus the easy accessibility of baked goods at supermarkets, youngsters are missing out on opportunities to learn.
I say let yeast and fly, (let’s face it, things may get may be messy), just get in the kitchen together and have some fun.
Pita bread is something my family has been making for as long as I can remember, and is one recipe I continue to make with my children.
Our family’s simple recipe is ideal for making with children because it comes together quickly, requires only one brief (30 minute) resting time, and produces almost instant puffing results in the oven.
I promise you will be as excited as your children to see these flat rounds of dough balloon to three times their size.
With this recipe, kids can enjoy the fruits of their labors within an hour – perfect for lunch!
You’ll find pitas are so fun to make and puff up nicely, leaving a hollow center to fill with grilled chicken, veggies or whatever you desire.
They are also pretty amazing just warm from the oven with a drizzle of olive oil.
About Aimee Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation.
After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites.
Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.