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Easy Pita Bread

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Easy Pita Bread

These pita bread was amazing. I made them for a pot-luck recently, and everyone couldn't believe that these pita bread was actually made from the scratch. I also made some roasted pepper hummus to go with it, and everyone just raved about how yummy they were.



16 servings


20 min


20 min


3 hrs
Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
2 cups water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 package yeast, active dry
or 1 tb
5 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
473 ml water
5 ml sugar
1 package yeast, active dry
or 1 tb
1.2 l all-purpose flour
59 ml vegetable oil
1E+1 ml salt


In mixing bowl, combine water and sugar; sprinkle yeast and let stand for 10 minutes or until dissolved and creamy.

Using electric mixer, beat in 2 cup of the flour, oil and salt; beat for about 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping down side of bowl from time to time.

With wooden spoon, beat in enough of the remaining flour to make stiff dough.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Place dough in lightly greased bowl, turning to grease all over.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 to 1½ hours or until doubled in bulk.

Divide dough into 16 or 32 pieces.

On lightly floured surface, roll each piece into 7 inch or 4 inch rounds.

Cover and let rise for 15 minutes or until slightly risen.

Meanwhile, heat ungreased baking sheet on lowest rack in 500 degree oven (240 C).

Using floured metal spatula, quickly transfer 2 or 3 pita rounds to heated baking sheet; bake for 3 or 4 minutes or until puffed and light golden around edges.

Repeat with remaining pita rounds.

Let cool between damp tea towels. Pitas will collapse and soften slightly, but pocket will remain.

(Alternatively, if crisp pitas are desired, let cool on racks) Pitas can be stored in plastic bags in freezer for up to 1 month.

Makes 16 7inch pitas or 32 4inch pitas.

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Thank you for posting this recipe. Been buying my groceries online from local Walmart. They have been out of pita bread for weeks. I gave up on them. Your recipe saved the day.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 74g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17420% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 297mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
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