Pita Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes

    eight 6 inch

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

The dough for pita bread is made in the same way as virtually all bread dough except that it is best to make by hand, rather than by mixer. Pita is unique in that it has a naturally formed pocket that can be used for fillings.


  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • cup


Review the steps for bread making before beginning. In a bowl, stir together the flour and salt and pour over the water. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for 3 minutes, or until the yeast softens. Pour over the olive oil and mix with a wooden spoon.

Knead the mixture for about 7 minutes, or until it is smooth and passes the