Homemade pita bread is much easier than one would think! Try this recipe and enjoy fresh pita straight from the oven.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Homemade Pita Bread.
1. Info for Homemade Pita Bread
- Cook Time: 2 Hr 33 Min
- Total Time: 2 Hr 33 Min
- Servings: 8
- Calories: 178.5 kcal
2. Ingredients for Homemade Pita Bread
- 1 cup water (warm)
- 2 tsp. active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- Vegetable oil
Place the warm water, yeast, sugar, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
Add the flour and salt to the water mixture. Use a wooden spoon to mix until all the flour is hydrated and a ragged dough forms. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until the dough is very smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes.
Form the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled mixing bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and set in a warm place to rest. Allow the dough to rise for 2 hours, or until doubled in volume.
Once the dough has risen, place a baking stone or two large baking sheets in the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Cut the dough into 8 equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, gently roll 1 dough portion into a thin 6-inch circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Place the finished circle on a baking sheet and cover with a damp towel while you repeat with the remaining dough.
Quickly open the oven door and transfer the dough circles directly onto the hot baking stone or sheets, spacing them roughly 2 inches apart. Bake the pita for 5 minutes.
Open the oven door and swiftly flip the rounds. Continue baking until the pita are puffed with a few golden spots, 2-3 minutes.
Check to see that pita bread is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
Allow the pita to cool for 15-20 minutes before serving. Leftover pita bread can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or frozen for 3 months.