I don’t know about you—maybe you’re luckier than me—but where I live I can only buy pita that is dry and looks like cardboard. It’s nearly totally dead.
However, we love pita, so I buy it. But then, of course, it’s almost inedible. It bears no resemblance to a fresh, pliable, and sweet smelling pita as it should be.
That’s what makes a great mind work hard to find a solution, right?
Well, a few years ago my solution was to buy an oven stone (/pizza stone) and make my own. I really don’t have the time to do that anymore… So. I found a little trick!
All you have to do is add moisture back to the old, stale pita that who knows how many days, maybe even weeks, ago it was made.
When I buy pita, the first thing I do is to freeze it so it doesn’t get any staler than it already is (Does this sounds appetizing or what?). A day, or more, after you’ll notice some ice from the freezer accumulating on the pita, that is moisture—a good thing. Then I thaw the pita in the microwave, 30 second each, and finish it in a hot toaster-oven until it starts to puff.
Another way to achieve a fresh, pliable, and sweet smelling pita is to dampen it with some water, just sprinkle some water and rub it with your wet palms, let it soak for a few minutes and then reheat in the (toaster) oven, or even better, on a grill! Hey, summer is just around the corner!
So, to summarize: moisten/dampen and reheat. That it.
You can thank me later.