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How to Make Homemade Pita Bread

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  • 1 cup warm water (not hot or boiling)
  • 2 tsp. instant yeast (or active dry)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. olive oil (optional)
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    Calories180Calories from Fat20
    Total Fat1.5g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat20
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Karen Du a year ago
    We refrigerate the dough and make fresh pitas throughout the week. We always add the olive oil.
    Misti 2 years ago
    Surprisingly it was very easy to make but I wish I read the reviews before I started. I have to agree with everyone else that it has way too much salt, I will try with 1 teaspoon next time. Also, mine didn’t puff completely, this could be the “first time” trial so I won’t judge that right now. I will also try it with wheat flour some time.
    Dani 2 years ago
    Perfect , would make again.
    Nikita Shah 2 years ago
    Super easy recipe and pita turned out perfectly!
    Interesting Person 2 years ago
    Wow. This was incredibly easy to put together and had a great depth of flavor. I was afraid to try making pita after a botched would-not-puff batch from a couple of years before, but now that I have a recipe I can trust, I will not hesitate next time I need some. I loved that I was able to cook half the day of and half the day after with no problems. I cooked mine in a preheated Dutch oven (no lid) at 400 degrees in the oven. If you want yours to puff, make sure to roll them as thin as you can without tearing and keep them moist before they go into the oven by limiting their air exposure (I did this by rolling them out only as needed and keeping the rest of the dough covered).
    Jose Pablo R. 2 years ago
    Olive oil is a must great recipe
    Lindsey Smithhart 2 years ago
    Great pit bread recipe. They melt in your mouth
    Natalie Howells 2 years ago
    It’s hard to get the temperature just right so they puff, but even if they don’t, they make delicious flat bread
    Gayle White 2 years ago
    These came out pretty good using an everyday non-stick frying pan. I had a few pocket failures due to inconsistent thickness but that’s what happens when you use a wine bottle as a rolling pin. Will make again.
    Chris Johnson 3 years ago
    Turned out great! 2nd time making it. Tried using a bread machine and it turned out the same.
    Sofia 3 years ago
    The pita turned out lovely. I will never more buy them ready made. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. And they are so easy to make.
    Brooke 3 years ago
    I made this twice so far and if you want to ensure a pocket is created while cooking, make sure the dough is chilled. Very tasty!
    Clarissa Gomes 3 years ago
    Amazing recipe! We are enjoying with some shrimp and steak! 😋
    Melinda R. 3 years ago
    Delicious! Fantastic flavor. The recipe has great instructions.
    Sword 3 years ago
    They’re great, perfect with tzatziki
    Helen Chiu 3 years ago
    I baked them. I don’t think that I rolled them thin enough so the were quite fat. They tasted pretty good but next time, I will use less salt.
    Emma 3 years ago
    These come out great baked in the oven. Add in some nigella seeds, coriander, turmeric and garlic power and they go really nicely with curry too.
    Tammy Luethje 3 years ago
    Excellent recipe. Only I cooked it on a low heat because the hotter the easier they burn. But waaayyy tastier than store bought or restaurant!
    Deer 4 years ago
    Oh 😍 my first flatbreads, they are yummy. Too much salt.
    Aisling Byrne 4 years ago
    Really tasty pita and easy to make! Perfect for lunch or dipping! Mine didn’t puff up in the oven unfortunately but I might have rolled them too thin!
    Colleen Hoggarth 4 years ago
    The best pita bread I've ever tasted, my family loved it!
    Eleanor Reynolds 4 years ago
    Cooked in stove, turned out good, not many pockets.
    Alhajri0 4 years ago
    The recipe is great.. I made mini chicken shawarma using the bread 👌🏼
    Leann Demorest 4 years ago
    Have made a few times now, and it’s always delicious!
    Danielle V. 4 years ago
    The pita bread waa delicious.
    kla18252 4 years ago
    Worked up very easy. Mine didn't blow up all that much but enough that I could separate them once I cut them in half. I used most of them to dip into a hummus Lamb dish called "Hummus with Ground Lamb and Toasted Pine Nuts" That is also on Yum so it didn't matter too much to me if the air bubble was there or not. Will make this again for sure!
    Michelle O. 4 years ago
    These were very easy and really yummy. I cooked them in the oven and they were nice and soft with a little chew to them. They were perfect for my homemade gyros.
    Norma Murphy 4 years ago
    Used 1 cup bread flour and 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, cut the salt to 1 teaspoon. Almost 2 hours and rising beautifully. Just finished cooking in oven, lovely! Making a lamb sandwich now. So easy and delicious. Will definitely make again. They looked like balloons in the oven.
    ey eyey 4 years ago
    My dough doubled in size, but I only had enough for four 8” pitas. The ones I did make, however, turned out incredible. There’s nothing like eating one of these freshly cooked.
    Tia Thompson 4 years ago
    Great recipe!! I utilized this recipe to make pita chips with homemade pitas. This recipe is easy and fast! Tastes good and has great texture once cooled! I used the baking method.