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Pita Bread

Hello everyone,
I'm a Lacto-ovo vegetarian that is trying to go vegan but one of my main problems have been trying to stop eating or replacing bread. My question is, is pita bread vegan?

just read the ingredients on the package. my guess is that most are but some contain whey. i've certainly purchased plenty of vegan pita before.

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btw, why are you replacing bread? most bread is vegan....

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Didn't know that. That shows you how much I need to learn before I make the final step. Thank you.

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So what do I need to check for in bread besides whey?

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hmmm, you could find whey, milk, eggs, honey (some eat honey some don't), but your standard bread is going to consist of yeast, water, flour and salt.

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I have the same problem finding vegan bread. A lot of breads my grocer stocks have honey, eggs, whey, etc, and if they dont have any of those, they usually have a measley milk derivative. I've noticed that most store brands are vegan (except my Publix seems to have recently changed and added some milk stuff :() so it is a little more difficult than people say. There are some good looking recipes for bread here that dont require a bread maker machine thingie, and also health food stores probably stock more naturally vegan bread... just be patient, you'll find it :)

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emilae, why not try making your own pita bread.  i cannot find a recipe on this site so here is mine. it's not difficult to make and is very good.

WHOLEMEAL PITA BREAD

Makes 12-15 individual pita breads.

5-6 CUPS WHOLEMEAL FLOUR
1 TB DRIED YEAST (NOT SUREBAKE)
2 CUPS HOT WATER
1 TSP MAPLE SYRUP
1 TSP SALT

DISSOLVE THE HONEY IN THE HOT WATER.  WHEN HAND HOT, SPRINKLE THE YEAST ON TOP.  LEAVE UNTIL FROTHY.  ADD FLOUR AND SALT AND KNEAD WELL TO FORM A SOFT DOUGH.  COVER AND RISE IN A WARM PLACE FOR ONE HOUR. 
PUNCH DOWN THE DOUGH AND DIVIDE INTO 12-15 BALLS.  ROLL EACH BALL OUT ON A FLOURED SURFACE, KEEPING A ROUND SHAPE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, UNTIL DOUGH IS APPROX 3mm THICK.  RISE ON LIGHTLY FLOURED OVEN TRAYS.  AFTER 20 MINUTES, TURN CAREFULLY AND RISE ANOTHER 25 MINUTES.  BAKE AT 230C FOR APPROXIMATELY 8 MINUTES.

cheers!

Adagio
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that is the pita recipe i use. it is quite good. gets all puffy and delish and is easy (vegan)cheezey.  ;D

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