Pita Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes 12, which will serve


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

These soft, flat, puffy breads are the staff of life in Israel, and while it’s easy to find commercial pita bread in the United States, ids fun to make your own. This recipe comes from my stepson, Jake Klein, who learned to make it on the Kibbutz Kfar Hanassi in Rosh Pina near the Golan Heights.


  • 1 package dry yeast
  • cups flour, or as needed
  • cups


  1. Combine the yeast and cups flour in the bowl of a mixer. Mix in the water, oil, salt, and sugar. Mix on low speed for 3 minutes, then on high speed, for 3 minutes. Turn off the mixer.

  2. Add the remaining flour and mix at medium-low speed until the dough is sm