Pita Bread for the Breadmaker

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Cilantro in Canada

I found this at the BHG website. The recipe calls for milk but I made them with water and they turned out fine. I also found that while the cooking time given was 5-7 minutes, it took mine an extra 2 minutes to brown.

Top Review by mersaydees

I did a search to see if this recipe was already here -- and voila! :) I make this all the time. This version is for a 1-1/2 pound machine. I usually remove my dough from the bread machine for the 10 minute rest in step 3. For a whole wheat version, substitute 1-1/2 cups bread flour and 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour for the 3 cups bread flour. Thanks, Cilantro in Canada!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the ingredients in your breadmaker as follows: milk, oil, salt, sugar, flour and yeast. Or, follow the recommendations of the manufacturer.
  2. Select the dough cycle.
  3. Once the dough is made let it rest for 10 minutes. I let mine rest in the machine.
  4. Divide dough into 10 balls.On a floured surface, roll each ball to approximately a 6 inch circle.
  5. Place on a greased cookie sheet(s).
  6. Brush each with a little oil and cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until slightly risen.
  7. Once risen lightly oil the top again.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for approximately 5-7 minutes(mine took an extra 2 minutes).
  9. The original recipe calls for the pita to be turned half way through baking, but I found this unnecessary.
  10. Cool on a rack.
  11. Makes ten pita.

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