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Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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Pita bread is both easy and fun to make. Start the dough several hours before your party or make it early in the day.


  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • cups


Dissolve the yeast and sugar in about ½ cup of water and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes to proof. It should be slightly bubbly and smell freshly of yeast.

In a large warmed mixing bowl, mix the flour and salt. Make a well in the center, add the yeast mixture, and stir thoroughly. Gr