Homemade Pita Bread

I love making homemade bread but I've never made pita bread until a few weeks ago. I was totally skeptical that this disc of dough was going to magically puff up with a perfect pocket of air, but it did! This was so neat, my kids really enjoyed it. We served these pitas with every meal until they were gone.

Pita Bread


1 1/8 cups 110 degree water
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp white sugar
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour

Step 1 

Stir together the water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.

Step 2

Stir in the vegetable oil, flour, and salt. Knead dough until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Put in a greased bowl and cover with saran wrap. Let rise in an unheated oven until double in size, about 1.5 hours.

Step 3 

Punch down dough and form into a 12 inch long rope. Cut into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll each ball of dough into a 6 inch disc. Set aside the discs and cover with a towel. Let rise for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place 2-3 discs on a wire baking rack. Place baking rack directly on oven rack. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until they begin to brown on top. Continue until they are all baked. For softer pita bread, place a towel over the hot bread, the heat will soften them and they will be perfect for stuffing.


Leslie Moore said…
Thank looks wonderful! God Bless you! In our obedience to the Lord we buildup and inspire and edify the Body of Christ.Thank you for sharing.

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