Don’t let them fool you, they aren’t as friendly as they appear. Not one of these little guys puffed up properly. AND they took forever because I could only make 1-2 of them at a time. Argh! Should have picked a better day to make pitas (I had a midterm the next day and gobs of reading to do).
They taste super delicious though, and are mucho cheaper than buying a package of pitas at the store. Using my Portland prices they equate to about $0.15/ pita (and they are larger than what you’d find at Freddy’s), which is about $0.42 cheaper than store bought.
As for the puffing, there’s a tip in the comments of the recipe blog saying to role them out a certain way. I would try that if you give this a whirl.
8/23/09 UPDATE!!!! If you simply roll these little jobbers out and let them rest there for a little while before throwing them in the oven they will likely puff. I had about an 85% puff rate last time I made these by just letting them take a hiatus.