Pita Bread

Aug 10, 2012 by

Pita is a round pocket bread widely consumed in many Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Balkan cuisines. It is prevalent from the Balkans through Turkey, the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula. The “pocket” in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough. As the bread cools and flattens, a pocket is left in the middle. This bread is served with every meal and makes for great sandwiches.

Ingredients

3 cups flour + 1 cup flour for kneading (all purpose)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water (110F)
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup warm water (110F)
2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

1.  Mix the yeast, sugar and 1 cup of warm water (110F) and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or until bubbly. If it’s not bubbly by then the yeast is not working, start all over again.
2.  If you make it by hand: In a large bowl mix 3 cups flour with salt and make a well or whole in the middle. Slowly stir in yeast mix and 1 cup warm water until well combined. The dough will be sticky.
3.   If you make it by the Kitchen aid machine: Add the 3 cups of flour and salt, add the warm water yeast mixture. Mix on 2 till it lets loose from the bowl, the dough will still be sticky.

4. In a large bowl add 1 tbs olive oil and spread all over to keep dough from sticking, place dough in the oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit in a warm place. (I put mine on top of the stove, which I am preheating)

5. After the dough has risen add flour on the counter top and knead dough for 10 minutes, add flour to surface to keep it from sticking. If you do it in the kitchen aid machine set on 3 and for 5 min.

6. Form dough into small balls and let sit for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out the balls to 1/8 inch thick and place on the pizza peel or flat cookie sheet or pan, cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly brown and dough puffs up.

Yields 20

Pita Bread

1 hrPrep Time

5 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour + 1 cup flour for kneading (all purpose)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water (110F)
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110F)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Mix the yeast, sugar and 1 cup of warm water (110F) and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or until bubbly. If it's not bubbly by then the yeast is not working, start all over again.
  2. If you make it by hand: In a large bowl mix 3 cups flour with salt and make a well or whole in the middle. Slowly stir in yeast mix and 1 cup warm water until well combined. The dough will be sticky.
  3. If you make it by the Kitchen aid machine: Add the 3 cups of flour and salt, add the warm water yeast mixture. Mix on 2 till it lets loose from the bowl, the dough will still be sticky.
  4. In a large bowl add 1 tbs olive oil and spread all over to keep dough from sticking, place dough in the oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit in a warm place. (I put mine on top of the stove, which I am preheating)
  5. After the dough has risen add flour on the counter top and knead dough for 10 minutes, add flour to surface to keep it from sticking. If you do it in the kitchen aid machine set on 3 and for 5 min.
  6. Form dough into small balls and let sit for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out the balls to 1/8 inch thick and place on the pizza peel or flat cookie sheet or pan, cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly brown and dough puffs up.
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Yields 20

Pita Bread

1 hrPrep Time

5 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe
Recipe Image

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour + 1 cup flour for kneading (all purpose)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water (110F)
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110F)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Mix the yeast, sugar and 1 cup of warm water (110F) and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or until bubbly. If it's not bubbly by then the yeast is not working, start all over again.
  2. If you make it by hand: In a large bowl mix 3 cups flour with salt and make a well or whole in the middle. Slowly stir in yeast mix and 1 cup warm water until well combined. The dough will be sticky.
  3. If you make it by the Kitchen aid machine: Add the 3 cups of flour and salt, add the warm water yeast mixture. Mix on 2 till it lets loose from the bowl, the dough will still be sticky.
  4. In a large bowl add 1 tbs olive oil and spread all over to keep dough from sticking, place dough in the oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit in a warm place. (I put mine on top of the stove, which I am preheating)
  5. After the dough has risen add flour on the counter top and knead dough for 10 minutes, add flour to surface to keep it from sticking. If you do it in the kitchen aid machine set on 3 and for 5 min.
  6. Form dough into small balls and let sit for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roll out the balls to 1/8 inch thick and place on the pizza peel or flat cookie sheet or pan, cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly brown and dough puffs up.
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