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Pita Bread
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Easy Homemade Pita Bread

I love all things homemade and  this recipe for Easy Homemade Pita Bread is no different. Pita bread is readily available in grocery stores, but have you ever tried baking your own? Homemade pita tastes so delicious straight from the oven, you will never go back to store bought
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 16 depending on size


  • 5 cups / 600g all purpose flour / cake flour
  • 2 Tablespoons / 25g white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 3 teaspoons / 10g instant dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons / 30ml oil
  • 2 cups / 500ml lukewarm water. SEE NOTE 1


  • Sift flour into a large bowl.
  • Add salt and sugar. Mix all together. Mix in the instant dry yeast and combine.
  • Add oil to lukewarm water. Make sure that the water is not too hot or too cold.
  • Pour the oil and water mixture into the flour and mix it together. It may feel like this is a lot of water in the beginning, but as you knead, the water is incorporated in the dough and it turns out perfectly soft.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Lightly oil a bowl and place the kneaded dough into the bowl.
  • Leave in a warm place to rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Knead lightly again for 2 minutes and roll out the dough into 6 inch disks about 1 cm thick. Leave on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, bake the pita in a preheated oven of 356°F / 180°C for 12-15 minutes.
  • Once baked remove from the oven, allow to cool for about 5 minutes and then slit the top of the pita to make a pocket. Alternately, you could cut the pita all the way through, spread with hummus or mayo and veggies or any filling of your choice. Grill on a pan for a minute on each side and serve.


  1. Make sure that the water is not too hot or too cold. To get the perfect temperature I mix 250 ml boiling water from the kettle to 250ml cold tap water to get 500ml of perfect temperature lukewarm water.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg