Pita Breads

Pita Breads Recipe

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Jamallah Bergman


Now who doesn't love pita bread.....I know I do, especially when having a sammich (yeah I said sammich,lol) or just dipping it with some hummus.


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  • 5 c
    strong white bread flour or half white and half whole wheat
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    easy blend dried yeast (rapid rise)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Pita Breads


  1. Combine the flour,yeast and salt. Combine the oil and 1 cup water then add half of the flour mixture, stirring in the same direction, until the dough is stiff. Knead in the remaining flour. Place the dough in a clean bowl, cover with a clean dishtowel and leave in a warm place for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  2. Knead the dough for 10 minutes or until smooth. Lightly oil the bowl, place the dough in it, cover again and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. With lightly floured hands, flatten each piece, then roll out into a round measuring about 8 inches about about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Keep the rolled breads covered while you make the remaining pitas.
  4. Heat a heavy frying pan over a medium high heat. When hot, lay one piece of flattened dough in the pan and cook for 15-20 seconds. Turn it over and cook the second side for about 1 minutes.
  5. When large bubbles start to form on the bread, turn it over again. It should puff up. Using a clean dishtowel, gently press on the bread where the bubbles have formed. Cook for a total of 3 minutes. then remove the pita from the pan. Repeat with the remaining dough. Wrap the pita breads in a clean dishtowel, stacking them as each one is cooked. Serve the pitas hot while they are soft and moist.

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About Pita Breads

Course/Dish: Flatbreads

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