I shared this Easy Pita Bread recipe here several years ago. But I decided that it’s worth sharing again as we head into fall baking season. Ready to watch some bread-making magic?
Don’t let the idea of making Homemade Pita Bread scare you! It’s as easy as:
- Mixing a few basic ingredients together.
- Rolling dough into little circles.
- Baking the little circles at high heat until they puff up and turn brown.
Also, filling them with delicious meat salads is quite fun too. Our favorites are:
Making Pita Bread will make you feel like a fancy cook, even though the work involved really isn’t at all complicated. Plus, watching the bread puff up in the oven is a lot of fun!
How to Make Easy Pita Bread
- 3 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat from hard white wheat)
- 1½ teaspoons yeast
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup warm water
- Stir together flour, yeast, and sea salt.
- Add honey, oil, and water, stirring until a nice dough forms.
- Knead the dough on a well floured surface for 4-5 minutes. (In other words: Mix dry ingredients. Add liquid ingredients. Stir well. Knead.) See? Easy.
- Place dough back into the bowl, cover, and allow dough to rest and rise for about an hour.
- Pull dough out of the bowl.
- Knead for about 30 seconds.
- Cut dough into eight equal parts.
- Roll each into a circle, about six or seven inches in diameter.
- Place circles directly onto a baking sheet after rolling.
- I baked mine on a well seasoned baking stone, so didn't find that I needed to grease my pan, but feel free to grease yours if you need to.
- Allow the dough circles to rest/rise on the baking sheet while you heat your oven to 500°.
- Place baking sheet of pita circles into hot oven.
- Bake for 5-8 minutes - just long enough for them to puff up and brown slightly.
- Allow pitas to cool, slice in half, and serve as desired.
Have you ever tried making Pita Bread before? What are your best suggestions for Pita Bread filling?