Homemade Pita Bread

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Homemade Pita Bread

 

homemade pita bread

 

So you know how the other day I made spicy hummus

well now I’m addicted. We eat it all day every day. The carrots are gone, the bell peppers are gone, tomatoes cucumbers…gone, and gone. I even thought about just smothering lettuce leaves with it since we were out of pretty much all other veggies.

homemade pita bread

 

We’ve gone through more chickpeas in the last week than I can count. But it’s just so good.

The kids and I were brainstorming what else we could dip in hummus, and well HELLO pita and hummus go hand in had. Only, the ones you buy at the store are usually D R Y…no thanks.

I’ve never even attempted pita bread at home, but why not. I make bread all the time, and tortillas.ย A pita is like a little bit of both, and that’s basically how I went about the recipe.

 

homemade pita bread

 

Part tortilla recipe, part bread recipe, and I have to say {Stella would totally agree} they were delicious with and without the hummus. We did have one without the hollow pocket in the center, but for a first try, we were happy with those results.

Because it is a yeast dough, they need to rest longer than you would let a tortilla rest, but it’s only one rise, so not as long as a regular bread dough. If you start it in the morning, you can be enjoying pita bread for a snack in the afternoon. And after one bite of a homemade pita, you will never want to eat a store bough one again.

homemade pita

 

Homemade Pita Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 envelope of active yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 - 1 cup of water {warm - about 110}
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  • combine all of the dry ingredients
  • make a well in the center
  • pour in 2/3 cup of water, and the melted butter
  • knead until you have a soft, very smooth ball {add additional water if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time}
  • cover the dough, and let rest for 1 hour
  • divide the ball into 8 equal pieces
  • roll each into a ball, and flatten into a disc
  • let them rest while the oven pre-heats to 500 degrees
  • place 4 pitas one a baking sheet {bake only 1 sheet at a time}
  • bake 6-7 minutes
  • the pita will be light golden in color, and puffed when ready
  • cool before removing form the baking sheets
https://www.wellfloured.com/homemade-pita-bread/

 

Enjoy!

 

homemade pita