Thursday, February 21, 2013

Homemade Pita Bread

I love Pita Bread!  But I'm a bit of a "Pita Princess".
I only like it when it is REALLY soft, and it seems that
the grocery store pitas are only soft for a day. 
I throw out dry pitas all the time.  
Then I found this great recipe online at
Under the High Chair, and gave them a try.
These will be wonderful with homemade soup
~to make sandwiches with yummy fillings
~or dipped in my favorite hummus recipe!
By making my own, I can have them fresh
the very day I need them!  :)

Homemade Pita Bread

1 tablespoon yeast
1 ¼ cup warm water

1 teaspoon salt
3- 3 ½ cups flour
Dissolve yeast in water for about 5 minutes in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add salt and 1 ½ cups flour and with the dough hook, beat to make a batter. Add additional flour until a rough, shaggy mass is formed. Knead 8 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour if it is too sticky.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into six pieces for large pitas or ten for smaller. I make all sorts of sizes to suit different snacks and meals. Form dough into balls, then flatten with a rolling pin into ¼ inch thick discs. Try and keep an even thickness as this is what helps them ‘puff’.
Let rest on the floured surface 30-40 minutes until slightly puffed.
Preheat oven to 425F.
With a large spatula, flip the rounds of dough upside down on to a b
aking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until light golden. Stick around for the first five minutes of baking when the pitas perform their magic and puff up from flat pancakes to proud, four inch high pitas.
These store for up to two days well wrapped or frozen for three weeks.


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  1. Oh, I love homemade pita bread. I used to make it all the time. Your's looks delicious... they are such easy puffy yummies!

  2. Love your easy Pin button! I've pinned - these sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have baked many things, but I have NEVER thought of baking pitss! They look pretty easy too. I bet my kids would love to try making them. And soft pitas are THE BEST :)

  4. Thanks you so much for posting this! I've never thought to make my own pita bread (duh)! I just have to make this now, I'm sure it tastes sooo yummy!


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