Pita Bread

April 26, 2021
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Photo by Dash of Amy
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

Pita Bread from scratch! Start with a simple dough made in a stand mixer. Allow dough to rise, cut in pieces, roll into circles, and fry in a skillet until it puffs up with a perfect pocket. Great for dipping, or open it up and make a sandwich. —Dash of Amy

What You'll Need
  • 8 ounces lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  1. In a stand mixer add all ingredients in order.
  2. Turn on to setting 2 and allow to knead for 8 minutes.
  3. Pull dough out and drizzle a tbsp of olive oil on bottom of the mixer bowl. Smooth the dough out, and place the dough ball in the olive oil.
  4. Allow to rise for at least 2 hours. (It can even sit all day.)
  5. Once dough has risen, cut into 10 pieces on a lightly floured surface, and shape into smooth discs.
  6. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on your work area, and roll each disc out into about a 6 inch circle about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Heat a non-stick skillet over high heat, once hot add the dough. Cook on each side until golden brown and puffy. Cook all of the pita bread, if pan gets too hot, reduce heat.
  8. Transfer to a plate, allow cooling time, then cut and serve with your favorite dip, or make sandwiches.

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