How to Make Homemade Pita Bread

How to Make Homemade Pita Bread

2018-11-18
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Easy homemade recipe for pita bread (pocket bread). There is many different ways to make good pita bread. This recipe shows how to make pita bread in the oven.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
10
PREP TIME
1½ Hours
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Middle eastern
INGREDIENTS
    • 3½ cups (490g) all-purpose flour
    • 1½ tbsp active-dry yeast
    • 1+1/3 cups (320ml)
    • warm water
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl mix yeast, sugar and 1/3 cup of warm water. Let sit 5-10 minutes.

2. In a large mixing bowl mix flour with salt. Add olive oil, yeast mixture and water. Mix until a dough is formed. Knead the dough about 6-7 minutes. until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough to sticky add more flour, if the dough to dry add a little bit of water.

3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with towel or plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled in size. About 1 hour.

4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, gently push the air out and divide into 10 equal pieces about 3oz (85g) each piece. Roll each piece into a smooth ball, cover and let rest 30 minutes.

5. preheat oven to 450F (230C) with the baking tray inside.

6. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into about 6-inch (15cm) circle. Set aside on a lightly floured countertop. cover with a towel and let pitas rest about 10-15 minutes.

7. Bake the pitas for 4-5 minutes. remove from the oven and cover immediately with towel. Keep in closed bag.

COMMENTS (3)
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    alon
    2/28/2019

    thanks for the recipe, i will try it!

    Reply
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    Sasha Lewis
    4/19/2020

    do you oil the baking tray before put the pita on?

    Reply
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    The Cooking Foodie
    4/20/2020

    No.

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