Pita Chips

Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Appetizer, Snack
Website Eats and Treats Cafe
Have you tried cassava flour? Known also as tapioca flour (not tapioca starch), cassava flour is made from the root of the cassava plant. These crisp-chewy pita chip are great for accompanying hummus or other dips and spreads. Paleo-friendly, too! This recipe was adapted from “The New Yiddish Kitchen” by Simone Miller and Jennifer Robbins. Best served the same day they are made, which isn’t a problem because they will be gone before you know it.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups Warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 cup Big River Grains Cassava Flour (138 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Measure the warm water in a liquid measuring cup; stir in the yeast and honey and set aside for 5-10 minutes until foamy on top.
In a bowl, combine the cassava flour and salt. When the yeast mixture is foamy, add it to the bowl along with the olive oil. Stir with a rubber spatula until the mixture comes together, then briefly and gently knead the dough to form a ball on a lightly floured surface.
Place the dough ball between two large sheets of parchment paper lightly dusted with cassava flour. Roll the dough very thinly to about 15 inches in diameter--the thinner you roll, the crisper the pita chips will be. With both hands, gently pick up the edges of the parchment papers on both sides and transfer to a baking sheet. Carefully remove the top sheet of parchment paper and discard.
At this point, if desired, use a knife to score the dough in triangles or other shapes. If you decide not the score the dough, you'll be able to break or tear the pita round into chip-sized pieces after baking.
Bake for about 15 minutes, turning the pan halfway through the baking time. Watch the pita round frequently as it bakes; the baking time varies based on the thickness of the dough.
Allow the pita round to cool on the baking sheet, and then break into desired "chips." Makes about 4 dozen pita chips.