Homemade pita bread

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Christian

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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“Once it’s risen, you can store the dough in the refrigerator till it’s time to use it. It will keep for approx. 5 days. And another tip: If the pitas don’t puff up during cooking, your frying pan is probably not hot enough.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
125
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
2 tsp active dry yeast
235 ml water (warm)
350 g flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
flour (for dusting)
vegetable oil (for frying)
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Utensils

  • bowl (small)
  • whisk
  • stand mixer with dough hook
  • bowl (large)
  • kitchen towel
  • knife
  • rolling pin
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • Step 1/4

    • 2 tsp active dry yeast
    • 235 ml water (warm)
    • 350 g flour
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • bowl (small)
    • whisk
    • stand mixer with dough hook

    Add dry yeast to warm water in a bowl and whisk together until yeast is dissolved. Let rest for approx. 5 min. Meanwhile, add flour, salt, and some olive oil to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed. Stream in rested yeast mixture and continue mixing until a dough forms, approx. 5 – 7 min.

  • Step 2/4

    • flour (for dusting)

    Transfer dough to a floured surface and shape into a ball. Add more flour if it starts sticking to the surface or your hands.

  • Step 3/4

    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • bowl (large)
    • kitchen towel
    • knife
    • rolling pin

    Add half of the remaining olive oil to a bowl. Transfer dough to the oiled bowl and cover with remaining olive oil. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let rest until doubled in size, approx. 2 hrs. After resting, turn out dough onto a floured surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each one into a ball and then, with a rolling pin, roll each one out into a disc.

  • Step 4/4

    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Heat some vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Place one pita in the pan and fry for approx. 2 min. on either side till it's puffed up and crispy. Repeat the process with remaining discs of dough, adding more oil to the pan if needed. Pita bread is best served warm. Enjoy!