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.

1 comment:

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.