Author: @Sussex_love_ Serves: 8 pita breads Time: 1h 30min
- 1 cup of warm water
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
In a large bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir in ½ cup flour and let it rest for 15 minutes, until mixture foams.
Add oil, salt, and 2 cups flour (reserving ½ cup) and stir with a wooden spoon until a shaggy mass forms.
Dust a clean surface with some of reserved flour and knead until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes, adding more of the reserved flour if the dough is too sticky. Dough should be soft and moist.
Place dough in a clean large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour. Place dough in a clean large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rest 10 minutes.
Working one at a time, roll each round into a circle
Turn on your stove with a pan on medium-high heat with 1/2 a tsp of oil and place the pita bread. Cook for about 1-2min each side or until bubbles start forming.
Repeat with remaining dough and enjoy!
Tip: Cover baked pitas with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.