Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pita and Quick Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

 I saw a recipe for fail proof pita that I just had to try.  I seem to have trouble getting my pita to puff. This one guarantees puffy pita.

 Mix 1 tablespoon of instant rise yeast in 1-1/4 cup of water.  Add 1 tsp. of salt and 3-1/2 cups of flour.  Knead until you have a smooth ball of dough.

 Depending on the size of the pitas you want, divide your dough.  I divided mine into 8 pieces.  I made double the recipe which is why you are seeing more.

 Roll each piece out to 1/4 inch thickness.  Do not roll them too thin.  Place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet and allow them to rise for 45 minutes.

 Bake them on a pizza stone in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Cool on a rack.  Some of mine did not rise as much as I wanted but I realized I rolled them too thin.  So make sure you roll them no thinner than 1/4 inch.

 Last night at 8:30, I got a call from The Blog Tech telling me his girlfriend has an awful cold and could I make her some chicken noodle soup.  Since that is almost my bedtime, all I could do was throw some stuff into my slow cooker and finish it first thing this morning.  I had some frozen chicken thighs, so I threw about 5 of them in.  I added the little bit of celery I had (it was too dark to venture down to the lower gardens to pick any), about 4 carrots, 1 onion cut in half, rosemary, thyme and some bay leaves.  Then I covered it with some homemade chicken stock.  I also added some cracked black pepper.  I went to bed and kept waking up all night smelling something cooking in my kitchen and finding it strange that I was not there.

 The next morning I had a wonderful pot of tasty goodness to work with.  I strained out the solids, flaked the chicken and boiled some good Amish noodles for about half of their cooking time.

I enriched the stock with some Knorr's concentrated stock and added the noodles and chicken.  Wow!  This made really good chicken noodle soup with very little effort.

15 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I hope she is feeling better very soon. Colds are the worst.

The pita look delicious

Kelly said...

She will be better in no time at all. Chicken soup is really antibiotics for the soul.

Laurie said...

that soup will help her heal, I LOVE Amish noodles, I visited my Amish friend one day and they were doing the noodles, the simplicity of this soup reminds me of them (except the Knorr concentrate) lol, my friends don;t use it but I love it, we just now have it in our Canadian grocery stores, we are always late getting things,

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Great recipes that were made with healing love.
Nicole/Beadwright

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Rx chicken soup from Dr Jaz -- she'll be better in no time!

Robin Larkspur said...

That soup looks good for what ails you! It must have been odd smelling chicken soup cooking at night.
Goodness, your pita won't puff, it plops, instead of pops?! Party-pooping pita!
Hope the new pita recipe works better.

Nellie said...

That soup should hasten her recovery! Now I know who to notify when I have a cold.:)

I must try that pita recipe.

mxtodis123 said...

Looks fantastic. Just what the doctor ordered. I love chicken soup in the cool days or when I have a cold, but when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure I thought it was out for me because it is so high in sodium. Since then I've experimented with different spices and discovered I can still enjoy a nice chicken soup.
Mary

Mantan Calaveras said...

You forgot the ginger. It's great for the immune system, and really adds to chicken soup.

Barb said...

Wow! That soup is sure to make her all better!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hope her cold gets better, quickly. And I'm sure your Chicken Soup is helping.

Warm it was, on Sun. Did you get lots of decorating done?

Before the rains...? And before the coming cold...?

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I will try that pita bread out, I also cannot get it to puff! Now I like that idea of the soup, just throwing it in the slow cooker over night, what a great idea. Have a good week Diane

Suzanne said...

Ill be making some chicken soup tonight........Thank you

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are SO sweet to your family. I would have rushed out and bought a can of that HEALTHY CHOICE chicken soup and thought I had done a good deed..but you...*sigh*
You have raised the bar SO high! :):)
Hugs,
Mona

Carole said...

Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.