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Pita Bread


8 people


5 mins


Homemade Pita Bread is soft, puffy, and with a slightly browned crust. They're simple yet utterly rewarding delights that bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your table!


– 2 teaspoons (6 g) active dry yeast – ▢1 1/2 cups (300 ml) warm water – ▢4 cups (500 g) bread flour – ▢2 teaspoons (12 g) salt – ▢1 tablespoon (13 g) olive oil

Step 1

– Add active dry yeast to the warm water and stir well. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes until bubbles appear.

Step 2

– Combine bread flour, salt, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the activated yeast mixture water, and incorporate all ingredients into a rough dough.

Step 3

– Transfer the dough to a floured surface, and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and more elastic. Place the dough in a bowl lightly greased with olive oil, and let it rise until doubles in size, which should take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 4

– Once the dough has risen, transfer it to a floured surface and divide it evenly into eight equal pieces. Shape each piece into a round and then roll it into an oval about 3-5 mm thick.

Step 5

– Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 230°C (446°F) with a baking tray inside. Carefully remove the hot baking tray from the oven, dust it with flour, and place the pita bread directly onto it. (avoid crowding the pan; bake the bread in batches if necessary).

Step 6

– Returning the baking tray to the oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the pita bread is golden brown and puffed up. Enjoy the freshly baked pita bread.

Thick Brush Stroke



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