Friday Feast: Homemade Pita Bread

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As promised here is a recipe for homemade pita bread. If you want it to stay fresh just place it in a plastic bag after baking and freeze it. It should last about 1 month that way. Just take a piece out of the freezer and warm it up when you would like to eat it.

Otherwise go ahead and enjoy it right away :-) It is great warm!! :) and it should last about 1 week.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of quick rising yeast (1 package)
  • 1 & 1/2 c warm water
  • 3 cups flour (white or wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Canola or olive oil to coat the dough while rising

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup of water and sugar. Let it sit for ~10 minutes until bubbly.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Make a depression in the middle of the flour/salt mixture and pour the “bubby” yeas mixture in.
  4. Slowly add 1 cup of warm water and stir until elastic.
  5. Take dough out and knead for ~10 minutes (or until your hands get tired) on a floured surface.
  6. When you are done kneading, place the dough in a bowl and coat it with oil (the bowl and the dough). You can roll it around the bowl so that it ihas a light coat of oil on all sides.
  7. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and set aside till the dough rises (about 2-3 hours).
  8. Once doubled, punch dough down and release some of the trapped gas.
  9. Roll out the dough into a rope and pinch off about 10 pieces.
  10. Place the balls out into circles about 1/4 inch high and 5 inches long on a floured surface and let them sit covered for ~20 minutes (damp towel)
  11. Preheat the over to 500F. 
  12. Make sure your baking sheet is also preheated. I use a brick stone to bake on that I purchased at BedBathand Beyond. An upside down cookie sheet will also work.
  13. Bake each circle for about 5 minutes until bread puffs up. You can turn over and bake for 2 more minutes. (The longer you bake the crispier the pita.)
  14. Remove each pita from the oven and place additional ones into the oven for baking.

Please let me know how you like it :) 

I have also tried adding olive oil and sugar or even honey to the mixture for different flavors…. :-)


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6 Responses to “Friday Feast: Homemade Pita Bread”

  1. MomNo Gravatar Says:

    Very nice recipe Suzy, thanks for sharing.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Summer. Do you have any other tips for pita bread??

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  2. Natalie @ will jog for foodNo Gravatar Says:

    That looks pretty easy! I love fresh warm pita bread :)

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Me too :-)

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  3. YudithNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow-these look delicious Suzy, we love pita bread. Will need to add this to my must make list. Thanks :)

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  4. KimNo Gravatar Says:

    I have always wanted to try to make homemade Pita bread, I am going to give it a shot! I`ll let you know how it turns out!

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