It’s EASY making pita bread from scratch! You will enjoy eating and using this traditional puffy pocket bread, for appetizers or sandwiches!It's EASY making pita bread from scratch! You will enjoy eating and using this traditional puffy pocket bread, for appetizers or sandwiches!
Do you ever see a recipe and think to yourself “Hmmm…that might be kinda fun to try?” Well, to be honest, making pita bread had never been high on my bucket list, and I was curious HOW to make it…then I saw a recipe for homemade pita bread posted on Pinterest, and made it. It was so fantastic, I want to share the recipe, so…here is a Pita Bread DIY!

I first saw the recipe more as a challenge to try something new, versus a food item I couldn’t live without, but the part of me that was up for a new challenge won out. And guess what? I now love them!

They are best served warm with some homemade Hummus, but are also very good when stuffed with sandwich meats or (my favorite) chicken salad. Yummm… I’ve made them many times since I first tried this recipe. Trust me, this recipe for pita bread is a keeper.

Here’s a pita, shown stuffed full with chicken salad! Simply slice the pita open, and stuff with your choice of meats and/or veggies, for a delicious sandwich!

Pita bread, stuffed with chicken salad

Here’s what the dough looks like, rolled out and ready to bake. They go into the oven flat as a pancake, but just wait until they are done baking…

Dough for pita bread, rolled out in circles on cutting board

Here they are, hot out of the oven, and all gorgeous and puffed up… isn’t that amazing?

Puffy pita bread, hot from the oven

They are actually very easy to make; there is something quite satisfying about seeing a flat little circle of dough puff up like the Stay Puft (yes, I did have to look up how to spell this!) Marshmallow Man in the movie Ghostbusters.

Sure hope you will give these a try… I think you will enjoy making them… AND eating them!

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Pita Bread DIY
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

It's EASY making pita bread from scratch! You will enjoy this puffy pocket bread, for appetizers or sandwiches!

Category: Bread
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: pita bread
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 267 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon active yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add 1 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture. Put the dough hook attachment on the mixer and beat to make the batter. Continue to add the rest of the flour, a little at a time (you may not need the entire 3 1/2 cups), until a rough "shaggy" mess has formed. Continue kneading the dough for 8 minutes or so, until the dough has become somewhat smooth and elastic. (Add more flour if the dough is still too sticky).
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Tear dough into 6 pieces (for larger pitas) or 10 pieces (for smaller pitas). Form each dough piece into a ball, trying to tuck the seams under, to the bottom of the "ball". Once the dough balls have been formed, put them back onto the slightly floured surface, and flatten them with a rolling pin to between 1/4-1/2 inch thick (try to keep an even thickness for each pita). Let the dough "rest" for approx. 30-40 minutes, till slightly "puffed".
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Using a spatula, scoop up each pita and flip it upside down onto a large cookie sheet (or sheets, depending on the number of pitas you are cooking). Bake the pitas at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes (usually around 15), or till light golden brown. The pitas will miraculously puff up while baking...such fun just how they turn out! When done, remove pitas from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Pitas are fantastic, served warm with hummus (cut them into triangles), or cut in half to form pockets for sandwiches. You can even cut them into triangles, brush them lightly with olive oil, and put them back in the oven till crisp (for pita chips). Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pita Bread DIY
Amount Per Serving (1 pita)
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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