Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is very easy and quick to make and yields a soft yet sturdy pita bread that can be used in all sorts of mediterranian recipes. YUM! Note please: The dough needs to rest for 40 minutes.


  1. In a big bowl combine flour and salt. Mix in olive oil and water.
  2. Knead into a soft and sturdy dough. It should be smooth. Cover the bowl and allow to rest for 40 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Form dough into about 7 equally sized balls. Roll out the balls to 1/2 inch thickness (note: these wont rise much, so make them as thick as youd like them to be in the end.).
  4. Place on a paper-lined baking sheet, brush with water and sprinkle with the sesame and nigella seeds.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for 15 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Most Helpful

It took much longer than 15 minutes, because when i cut one open it was still raw inside. Then after it was cooked it was hard as a rock. Am i supposed to brush them with oil or something before baking??

Natalie d. March 19, 2015

We baked these for Elevenses the other day and served with carrots sticks, yogurt and watermelon slices. I replaced one cup of white flour with whole wheat. I love the flavor of the nigella seeds! Good with a little butter or olive oil straight from the oven. Made for Veg Tag/August.

COOKGIRl August 25, 2013

thanks you for this - i have been looking for years for the recipe my mom used. I remembered the ingredients but never the amount, tried this out in less than 30 min. They cam out perfectly and we will be having pita for dinner tonight

the bizzy cook May 24, 2012