Homemade Pita Bread

Posted on March 25, 2014
Hi Everyone! So what seemed like the beginnings of spring turned into more snow and cold weather… this winter just seems to linger on and on! Although I’m more than ready for it to be spring already, all these long months of cold winter have meant a lot of baking around here! I love working with yeast, because it’s almost like magic… all you need is some water, flour and seasoning, and those simple ingredients can be turned into so many different kinds of soft, fluffy bread goodness! I wanted to share this pita bread recipe with you because it was so simple and so good, and not too time-consuming or complicated. Here’s how to make the pita bread…
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HOMEMADE PITA BREAD
(Recipe from Williams-Sonoma)
*Makes 10*
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YOU WILL NEED
3 1/2 – 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbs dry yeast
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
A pinch of sugar
2 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
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DIRECTIONS
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1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup of warm water. Cover and let sit for about 10 minutes, until the mixture is frothy.
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2. Meanwhile, in your electric mixer bowl, combine about 1 cup of flour, the olive oil, salt and the rest of the water. Mix just to get everything combined, then add in the yeast mixture and the rest of the flour (add in the flour in 2 or 3 portions, you may not need the full 4 cups, add enough for a soft dough to form, that’s not sticking to the sides of the bowl). Using the dough hook attachment, knead the dough for a couple of minutes, then form it into a ball, place it in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm spot for about an hour, or until it has doubled in size.
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3. Preheat your oven to 450 deg F and move an oven rack to the bottom part of your oven. Place a pizza stone on it as soon as you start preheating your oven. Take out your dough and divide it into 10 equal pieces, making each into a ball. Roll each piece into a 6 inch round (diameter). Place the rolled out pita rounds onto a floured kitchen towel, and cover then with another kitchen towel for about 10 minutes, while your oven is still preheating. Place a baking sheet on the pizza stone and let it warm up for a couple of minutes. Once the oven is preheated, brush the baking sheet with some olive oil and place your pita rounds on it to bake (you will need to bake them in several batches). Bake for 6 – 7 minutes, until they are puffed up and just beginning to brown a little bit. Place them on a plate or wooden board and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm before serving!

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Happy Baking, Everyone!
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8 Comments

  • Reply Devi McDonald @ Diddles & Dumplings April 1, 2014 at 1:37 am

    I soooo needed this recipe!! Thanks!! 😀 Can’t wait to make it.

  • Reply Serene Herrera April 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    This looks easy enough! I have not made my own pita bread before. And yours looks beautiful! Thanks so much for the recipe. Hope you have a fantastic week 🙂

  • Reply Penny @ The Comforts of Home April 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Glad I found this! The pita you get in the store is always so dry! I would love it if you shared this at my Tasty Tuesday linky party!
    http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2014/03/tasty-tuesday-5.html

  • Reply Leslie Lambert April 2, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #48! Thanks for sharing such a great idea last week!

  • Reply Joy April 3, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Your pita bread is lovely! I have never tried to make it, but now I want to! I’m on my way to take a look at that gorgeous Artisan Bread, too! You definitely have the bread touch. 🙂

  • Reply Winnie April 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Your pita-breads look wonderful!!
    They are very popular here

  • Reply Nichole April 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    These look amazing. I may even try making them, they have always intimidated me. Thanks for the great post. Pinned! Nichole @ Or So She Says

  • Reply Andi Gleeson April 12, 2014 at 12:21 am

    This pita bread looks so perfect I would think it was store bought, but I’m sure it tastes much better

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