Pita Bread

Author: @Sussex_love_ Serves: 8 pita breads Time: 1h 30min

Difficulty: Moderate


  • 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.  

Bon appetit

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