Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread 2

My husband liked these homemade pitas! Which is really saying something, because I am really not good at making bread. I made one good sourdough (and many bad!), I can do jowar roti, but just in general, bread is hard for me. I think it is because it is so scientific. One little thing and bam, it doesn’t work.

Anyways, these fresh homemade pitas that I found on Cook with Susan were great and easy! I found that cooking them for 3 minutes was a tiny bit too long, but my oven might just run a little hot. I might try a little lower temperature next time, but about 2.5 minutes worked well!

This recipe made 6 homemade pitas and were delicious with tempeh sloppy joe’s!

Homemade Pita Bread

1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees-I did 45 seconds in the microwave)
1 1/2 cups flour

  1. Mix yeast, sugar, salt, water together in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the flour and mix well. Then add in flour a little at a time until a ball forms. I used a wooden spoon then my hands a little at the end.
  2. Knead for about 7 minutes on a lightly floured surface adding a little flour as you go if it is too sticky.
  3. Lightly flour, put back in the bowl and cover for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the dough doubles.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a tube and cut into 6 pieces. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll each into 6 inch round pita shape. Let sit while the oven heats up (10-15 minutes).
  6. Pre-heat oven with a cast iron or pizza stone or baking sheet inside to 500 degrees.
  7. Do a test pita: throw 1 pita into the oven for 1 minute. Trying not to let too much heat out, flip the pita, the cook for another 1 1/2 – 2 minutes.
  8. Next do 2 at a time adjusting the time from your test pita.

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