While roasting an eggplant for a nice baba ganouj, I decided to try my hand at homemade pita bread to eat with it. My starter being in the refrigerator after my last wildly successful and huge loaf would not be ready to use quickly enough, so I strictly followed the recipe on About.com ( http://mideastfood.about.com/od/breadsrice/r/pitabreadrecipe.htm ) using - gasp - instant yeast I still had on hand from my pre-sourdough days. It's looking good, but I do look forward to either finding a sourdough based recipe or adjusting the recipe to sourdough because it is such a beautiful way to make bread. The bread is super easy to make, with gratifying results although I learned my cheapo oven doesn't heat evenly. Some pitas were a bit too crispy, but for the most part they came out well-pocketed and tender. Munching them with homemade pressed curds, an English cucumber and the simple homemade baba ganouj ( http://mideastfood.about.com/od/dipsandsauces/r/babaghannouj.htm  ) was a satisfying and healthful dinner. I know the recipe will be very easily adapted to a sourdough incarnation if someone hasn't done so already.