Pita bread is stable in the middle eastern mostly famous for scooping with hummus, you will almost find it in every middle eastern restaurant, sometimes it is used as a wrap like shawarma meat or chicken also great with vegetables.
This yeast-risen Pita bread is easy to make at home it bakes up in less than 2 minutes each side, very satisfying to watch when it puffs up like a balloon. Once you know how to make your own Pitas you will never buy store bought ones again. These freeze well too.
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- 3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp yeast
- Combine all of the ingredients, knead the dough, for 10 minutes until smooth.
- Place the dough in oiled bowl, and allow it to rest for one hour or until it doubled in size. Punch down then let it rest for another 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces shape each piece into a smooth ball. roll each piece into a 9-inch circle and place on a lightly greased baking sheet and allow them to rest for 15 minutes covered.
- preheat the oven to 500FPlace the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes they should puff up if not wait a little longer.
- Wrap in a clean dry cloth or store in an airtight container.