Homemade Pita Bread

Last time we made some Garlicy Hummus lets make something to eat it with!! Pita Bread! You can just dip it right in or make a delicious pita & hummus sandwich with some lettuce and veggies inside. Or do what my boyfriend does and fill your pita full of Nutella! 🙂 Enjoy

Homemade Pita Bread

Time: 1.5 hours total

Yield: 6 small or 4 large

Ingredients

  • 140 ml (4½ fl oz) of lukewarm water
  • 1 Teaspoon dried yeast
  • 225g (8 oz) Bread or All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

Procedure

  1. In a small bowl add the yeast and water, whisk to combine and allow to stand for 10 minutes till frothy to activate yeast.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour and salt, stir to combine. Then add the yeast mixture and oil. Use your hands to mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for at least 5 minutes until smooth and springy. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and put in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, about one hour.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and push to remove air and gas bubbles. Form dough into a ball and then cut the dough into 4 or 6 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  5. Preheat the oven with your baking tray inside to 230°C (450°F) while your form your pitas.
  6. Roll half of the balls out into desired shape (rounds or ovals) about 5mm (¼”) thick. Place them on the pre-heated baking tray and bake for 4-5 minutes until they are puffed up and start to brown.
  7. Place the cooked pitas on a cooling rack. Then continue to roll out and bake the remaining dough balls. Your finished!

Tips:

  • These are best eaten fresh but can keep a few days if tightly wrapped in plastic. You can also double the recipe and freeze some for later!
  • To make whole wheat pita just sub half the flour with whole wheat.
  • Top with sesame seeds for some extra crunch.

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