Ingredients

How to make it

  • 8 8-inch squares of aluminum foil for baking pitas
  • In a large bowl combine 1 cup flour with the salt, sugar, and yeast. Add the oil and water.
  • Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for three minutes, then stir in the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time.
  • The dough should be a rough, shaggy mass that will clean the sides of the bowl.
  • If the dough is moist, add a small amount of additional flour.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 6 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces.
  • I patted the dough into a circle and used my metal dough scraper to quickly and evenly cut it into eighths (as if cutting up a pie).
  • Roll into balls, dust lightly with flour, and cover with a damp tea towel. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Use the palm of your hand to flatten each ball into a disk. Finish with a rolling pin, flattening the dough into a disk about 6" in diameter and 3/16" thick. Their thinness is more important than making them perfectly round.
  • Place each round on a square of foil, and carefully place 3 or 4 of the rounds directly on the oven rack. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until they are puffed.
Pita Dough Ready To Knead   Close
Divided Dough (it "stuck" back together while taking the picture)   Close
Dough Balls Ready To Be Rolled Out   Close
Rolled Out Disks Ready For The Oven   Close
Pitas Puffing In The Oven   Close
Hot Puffed Pitas Ready To Be Wrapped In Foil   Close

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  • turtle66 1 year ago
    I love fresh soft willowy delicious Pita Bread...Thanks for the post.
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    Windheart ate it and said...
    Quite good and very easy. Some of mine puffed up more than others, though, and I haven't figured out why. I cooked mine on a pizza stone and they were delicious. I may try adding a few spices next time to jazz them up a bit.
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  • bababs 3 years ago
    I love this recipe. Changed it up a bit... used 2 cps. of whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose and instant dry yeast. Also I used my mixer for the initial 3 min. mix with the paddle and the knead time with a dough hook. So simple and so good.
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    AmberSoleil ate it and said...
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    AmberSoleil ate it and said...
    These were good but next time I'm going to use much less salt. I can't wait to try this with whole wheat flour! Thanks!
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago
    Sounds neat. Would love to give it a try.
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    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Good pita bread for my very first try. Probably would have turned out better if I had remembered to put the oil in the batter.
    See also: Home Made Pita Bread
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    " It was excellent "
    lenora ate it and said...
    Like making bread and the more different the better. Good post.
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  • dksbook 7 years ago
    A few technical questions:

    1. What position was the rack in your oven?
    2. Electric or gas?
    3. Any ideas about whether whole wheat flour will work as well?
    4. How about baking the rounds directly on an oven stone instead of on foil?

    I'd really appreciate some guidance from somebody who has made these before I try my variations.

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  • lollya 7 years ago
    wow. i guess a link to the real author's site would be nice.

    http://foodiefarmgirl.blogspot.com/2005/09/pita-pita-i-too-much-eata.html
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    " It was excellent "
    foodable ate it and said...
    Looks good I will have to try it this weekend.
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    " It was excellent "
    kristopher ate it and said...
    AMAZING! I have never made my own, but am certainly going to now. Thanks so much.
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