Pita Bread

Originally from Middle east, Pita is a simple flat bread with a a pocket.

It is traditionally eaten with dips like Hummus or Baba Ghanoush .
You can also fill the pockets with falafel and some salads and enjoy it as a sandwich as well

Recipe from Dede
3 cups flour + 1 cup flour for kneading
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 packet Instant dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup warm water
olive oil

In a bowl mix yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water and let sit for 10 minutes until foamy.
In a large bowl mix 3 cups flour with salt and make a well in the middle.
Slowly stir in yeast mix and 1 cup warm water until well combined .The dough will be very sticky at this stage. So use a wooden spatula to mix in.
In a large bowl add 1 tbspn olive oil and spread all over to keep dough from sticking.Place dough in oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and let sit for 2 hours in a warm place.
After 2 hours and dough has risen, add flour on to table surface and knead dough for 10 minutes
Form dough into small balls and let sit in a plate for 10 minutes. Cover with a damp towel.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out balls to 1/8 the inch between parchment paper, this will avoid the dough from sticking to the rolling pin/board and you do not have to use extra flour for dusting while rolling.
Place on flat cookie sheet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly brown and dough puffs up.


  1. This looks soooooooo great! I think I'll try this out this weekend! I love your photos btw...



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