“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Bread „
The king of Pitta Breads! I absolutely love these!
They can be found in most Marks and Spencer food depertments (in the bread aisle).I get mine from a 'Simply Food' branch of Marks and Spencer so I would assume they will be stocked in their smaller stores. As with most M&S products at the minute they have lowered the price and are now classed as a 'wise buy' for around 50p, this makes them an absolute bargain as most pitta breads are around the 50p mark but these ones are of substantially better quality.They also have the yellow M&S 'Eat well' sunflower so they must be good for you!
The easiest way to warm them is in the toaster, pop them in for about a minute and you get a lovely soft, warm pitta bread with a dough like texture and a lovely bread smell. You can also grill them but I find this too much 'faffing' around-much easier to toast.
The breads themselves are quite thick in comparison to other pittas of the same cost and in my opinion this makes a good pitta bread.They can be used as an alternative to bread for a sandwich but I love having mine with dips mezze style.The only downside to these breads is that they don't stay fresh for long once opened although they are freezer friendly do if you can't eat them all within 2 days you could seperate the pack and freeze some-but that's unlikely as they taste so good you will be bound to eat them all!!
I love pitta bread and these Marks And Spencer ones are the best I've ever tried, they aren't even that dear and this pack only cost me 82p and that's not that much more expensive than the Tesco or Asda own brand ones.
You can warm them up in the oven, put them under the grill or nuke them. I usually nuke mine even though it doesn't say you can on the packet because a few seconds warms them up nice and keeps them nice and soft, they're yummy grilled as well but then you do get a bit of a crispy texture and for me that spoils them.
They've got a lovely floury appearance and smell nice and doughy. When they're warm it's dead easy to slide a knife across the top and open the pocket up for your filling or you can keep them as they are and use the pitta for dipping in soup or stew. If you do that after microwaving though you need to watch out because there might be steam inside the pitta bread.
The pitta bread goes lovely and soft when it's warmed up and then you open it and the gorgeous doughy smell comes through even more. It's got a nice bready taste that goes wicked with any filling you want to put in it.
My fave is chicken and stuffing, if you make the stuffing up quite sloppy you can sort of spread it on each cut side of the pitta and then stuff it with hot chicken and some salad if you feel like it.
You can freeze these pitta breads but they keep for a few days in the bread bin anyway, saying that this pack lasted exactly 24 hours because they're so nice so I wouldn't bother worrying about wasting any.
For the price I think these are wicked, the actual bread in them is thicker than most pitta bread so they're dead filling and I feel like I've had a meal after eating one of these. They are also so soft that they feel proper good quality and it's hard to believe the price is well under £1.00!