The Best Pita Bread Recipe Of All Time






This is the best pita bread recipe you will ever try!If you want to make the fluffy and authentic pita bread and better than store bought then this homemade pita bread is what you will love.The best pita pocket bread to turn them into gyros/sandwich of your choice,add whatever filling you like and fix amazing dinner.The best pita bread EVER!



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This simple,easy and fluffy pita bread recipe is the best recipe of homemade pita bread,where you will know step by step details of how make pita dough,roll it and finally make the best pita pockets,you are going to love!



Better than store bought,this pita bread is the best you will try and very authentic pita bread you will keep on your menu.





PITA BREAD RECIPE


Making pita bread at home is now a breeze,whenever you crave for some mediterranean food,just put together these few basic ingredients and make the fluffy,authentic pita bread at home and enjoy with hummus or make gyro or just a sandwich and enjoy.




What is pita bread used for?

Pita bread can be used in variety of ways. You can make pita chips,cut the pita bread into small chips and bake them till done.


Another way to enjoy pita is by making sandwich of falafel or any stuffing you wish.

Make also some grilled chicken gyros or shawarma chicken stuffed gyros along with tzatziki sauce.


a wooden bowl with best pita bread



How to reheat homemade pita bread?

If you want to reheat your pita then you can heat cast iron pan/griddle and apply some olive oil and toast it for some time till is warm.


Another option is to place the pita bread in batches on a baking tray and warm them in oven till they are heated well.





What is the difference between Naan and Pita bread?

Naan and pita bread are different in terms of ingredients and similar in terms of uses.


Naan is Indian flatbread which is made with all purpose flour,butter,yogurt,salt and optionally be adding whey,which further toasted and cooked on a grilled/pan on stove top or even in tandoor or oven. 



Pita bread is made with whole wheat(traditionally),optionally adding all purpose flour,salt,yeast and further cooked on grilled/stovetop or in oven too.



Naan is used to dip and enjoy with curry and even can  be made as a wrap/roll,by adding vegetarian or chicken stuffing of your choice.

Pita bread can be used to make wraps,pita chips, gyros and sandwiches of chicken,falafel or stuffing of your choice.



How to store homemade pita bread?

To keep the pita bread whether homemade or store bought soft and pliable,cover them with a clean kitchen towel and keep in a warm place.


When you want to serve the pita bread just heat the pita on stovetop grilled/pan,microwave or oven and serve as per your liking.



a pile of homemade pita bread



How do you make pita bread from scratch? / How to make pita bread recipe?



Step1:   In a bowl add warm water(110 F),salt,sugar and yeast and mix well. Cover and keep aside for the yeast bloom. This will take around 10 mins.



Step2:   When the yeast has bloomed,you will see the water mix is frothed up. Add to this wheat flour,all purpose flour,olive oil and knead well till the dough comes well together.



Make sure this dough is not tough or hard. Add in extra olive oil to make this soft.



Cover with a plastic wrap or with lid and keep aside for the dough to double in size.(This takes around 1 hr)



(As shown in picture)



how to make pita bread recipe

how to make homemade pita bread



Step3:    Punch down the dough and knead again for some time. 

Make equal sized dough balls and roll each disc around 6 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick.


Keep each disc covered for next 15 mins to puff.


(As shown in picture)



homemade pita bread recipe steps

Step4:    (For using stovetop/skillet)

Apply olive oil and spread on a skillet(cast iron preferably) with help of a brush or kitchen tissue and heat the skillet.


When the skillet is hot,invert each puffed rolled disc on the skillet(be careful with hot skillet/make sure you do not touch the skillet).


The pita bread will start puffing and get bubbles, turn the pita bread after a few seconds and slightly press with spatula to help the pockets to form.


Step4:   (For using Oven)


Heat oven at 425 f / 218 c and preheat the baking stone(if you are having) or baking tray  for 10 mins.


Invert each disc on the baking stone or tray , keeping some space in between each disc.


Bake for 5 to 6 mins till the pockets are well formed.(Be careful with hot oven and stone/tray when handling the pita bread)


(As shown in picture)

how to make pita bread

a close up of bowl with best pita bread


Can you freeze homemade pita bread?

You can plate the pita bread in a aluminum foil and place it in freezer bag to keep it safe from getting ice on it.

These homemade pita bread will last upto one month after freezing.



To reheat, first thaw the package of pita bread from your freezer directly on kitchen counter. After a while reheat in microwave till heated all the way through.




How long will a homemade pita bread last?

To store pita bread at room temperature ,place them wrapped around a calen,dry kitchen cloth and further packed in a box. This will make the pita stay good upto 5 to 7 days.


If you want to freeze the pita so that they stay well for longer then freeze them,packed inside aluminum foil and further in a freezing bag.This should keep the pita good for almost about a month.




Why doesn't my homemade pita bread puff? / Tips To make the best pita bread recipe.

To get the perfect puff you will need few things to get right: 


  1. Make sure if you baking then the oven should be very hot when you are placing the dough discs to bake.(425f/218c)
  2. Make sure the baking sheet or baking stone is hot too.
  3. If you are using griddle/pan/skillet then the skillet also has to be very hot when you place the rolled discs.
  4. Make sure you place the pita rolled on the baking stone or skillet such that its inverted.That is the surface of rolled pita,with surface facing up should be down on the baking stone/sheet and surface of rolled pita which was down should be facing up.
  5. DO NOT roll the pita very very thin or you will end up with crispy pita bread.
  6. To get pockets make sure you roll them at least 1/4 inch thick and around 6 inch in diameter.
  7. After rolling you have to let the rolled discs rest for 15 to 20 mins to get them puffed slightly before you cook them.


Even if you do not get the right puff,well who cares right! These pita will taste so good,economical and better than store bought!



homemade pita pocket bread






a pile of pita bread recipe homemade

The Best Pita Bread Recipe Of All Time


The Best Pita Bread Recipe Of All Time
Servings: 8 Servings
Author:
Prep Time:: 01 H & 25 MCook Time:: 30 MTotal Time:: 1 H & 55 M
This is the best pita bread recipe you will ever try!If you want to make the fluffy and authentic pita bread and better than store bought then this homemade pita bread is what you will love.The best pita pocket bread to turn them into gyros/sandwich of your choice,add whatever filling you like and fix amazing dinner.The best pita bread EVER!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Tbsp Instant Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Water(110 F)
  • 2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions:

How to cook The Best Pita Bread Recipe Of All Time

  1. In a bowl add warm water(110 F),salt,sugar and yeast and mix well. Cover and keep aside for the yeast bloom. This will take around 10 mins.
  2. When the yeast has bloomed,you will see the water mix is frothed up. Add to this wheat flour,all purpose flour,olive oil and knead well till the dough comes well together.
  3. Make sure this dough is not tough or hard. Add in extra olive oil to make this soft.
  4. Cover with a plastic wrap or with lid and keep aside for the dough to double in size.(This takes around 1 hr)
  5. Punch down the dough and knead again for some time.
  6. Make equal sized dough balls and roll each disc around 6 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Keep each disc covered for next 15 mins to puff.
  8. (For using stovetop/skillet)
  9. Apply olive oil and spread on a skillet(cast iron preferably) with help of a brush or kitchen tissue and heat the skillet.
  10. When the skillet is hot,invert each puffed rolled disc on the skillet(be careful with hot skillet/make sure you do not touch the skillet).
  11. The pita bread will start puffing and get bubbles, turn the pita bread after a few seconds and slightly press with spatula to help the pockets to form.
  12. (For using Oven)
  13. Heat oven at 425 f / 218 c and preheat the baking stone(if you are having) or baking tray for 10 mins.
  14. Invert each disc on the baking stone or tray , keeping some space in between each disc.
  15. Bake for 5 to 6 mins till the pockets are well formed.(Be careful with hot oven and stone/tray when handling the pita bread).

Notes:

Make sure if you baking then the oven should be very hot when you are placing the dough discs to bake.(425f/218c)
Make sure the baking sheet or baking stone is hot too.
If you are using griddle/pan/skillet then the skillet also has to be very hot when you place the rolled discs.
Make sure you place the pita rolled on the baking stone or skillet such that its inverted.That is the surface of rolled pita,with surface facing up should be down on the baking stone/sheet and surface of rolled pita which was down should be facing up.
DO NOT roll the pita very very thin or you will end up with crispy pita bread.
To get pockets make sure you roll them at least 1/4 inch thick and around 6 inch in diameter.
After rolling you have to let the rolled discs rest for 15 to 20 mins to get them puffed slightly before you cook them.
Calories
201.29
Fat (grams)
4.13
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.59
Carbs (grams)
36.01
Fiber (grams)
2.65
Net carbs
33.36
Sugar (grams)
3.26
Protein (grams)
5.63
Sodium (milligrams)
293.96
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
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