5 from 3 votes
Easy Homemade Pita Bread
Easy Homemade Pita Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

I love all things homemade and  this recipe for Easy Homemade Pita Bread is no different. Pita bread is readily available in grocery stores, but have you ever tried baking your own? Homemade pita tastes so delicious straight from the oven, you will never go back to store bought

Servings: 16 depending on size
Ingredients
  • 5 cups all purpose flour / cake flour
  • 30 ml/ 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 10 g instant dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil
  • 500 ml of lukewarm water. SEE NOTE 1
Instructions
  1. Sift flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add salt and sugar. Mix all together. Mix in the instant dry yeast and combine altogether.
  3. Add oil to lukewarm water. Make sure that the water is not too hot or too cold. To get the perfect temperature I mix 250 ml boiling water from the kettle to 250ml cold tap water to get 500ml of perfect temperature lukewarm water.
  4. Pour the oil and water mixture into the flour and mix it together. It may feel like this is a lot of water in the beginning, but as you knead, the water is incorporated in the dough and it turns out perfectly soft.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Lightly oil a bowl and place the kneaded dough into the bowl.
  7. Leave in a warm place to rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Knead lightly again for 2 minutes and roll out the dough into 6 inch disks about 1 cm thick. Leave on the baking sheet for 15 minutes to rise again while you preheat the oven to 180°C.
  9. After it has risen for 15 minutes, bake the pita bread for 12-15 minutes.
  10. Once baked remove from the oven, allow to cool for about 5 minutes and then slit the top of the pita to make a pocket. Alternately, you could cut the pita all the way through, spread with hummus or mayo and veggies or any filling of your choice. Grill on a pan for a minute on each side and serve.
Recipe Notes

Note 1 Make sure that the water is not too hot or too cold.To get the perfect temperature I mix 250 ml boiling water from the kettle to 250ml cold tap water to get 500ml of perfect temperature lukewarm water.