Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Pita bread


I have not dissapeared....I just had guests at home, and of course all the attention went to them. When I have guests, I don't make new dishes, I just repeat what I know they would like. However, I had a pita bread recipe that I wanted to try for a long time, and it was perfect to enjoy with home made hummus and other dishes.

I loved to eat fresh pita bread  because it was not chewy. There are two options to cook it: bake it in the oven or cook it over an iron cast pan. I used this second choice to control the heating and cooking of it. It was so good to see it puff!!

Pita bread

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp instant yeast

1/2 cup of water 

More warm water if needed

Mix the sugar with water, and add the instant yeast. Let it foam.

Mix the remaining ingredients, and add the foamy water. You will need more water, but add it accordingly until you have a soft dough. Knead it for 10 minutes until it  doesn't stick to your hands.

Place it in a bowl, and brush it with olive oil. Let it rise for 2 hours. Place it in the fridge for a slow fermentation over night.

Divide the dough in 10 pieces and let it rise for 30 minutes at room temperature. Flatten it each one with a roller pin. Cook it over a hot iron cast, and switch it side until it puffs. ENJOY!!


  1. Now I am thinking what I should fill it with!

  2. Looks very good.
    I've never tried baking this myself.

  3. Love your pita bread because its thinner than what we get here i stores and more like roti.