Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
So easy to make your own pita pockets, and even EASIER to do it in the bread machine! Kids love these for car trips or picnics; can't help but feel adventurous with one of these in the lunch box! NOTE: If you don't have a bread machine, you can STILL make this recipe...see DIRECTIONS at the bottom. COOKING TIME includes rising time
- 1 1⁄3 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 1⁄3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons yeast
- Place the above ingredients into the bread machine according to owner's manual specifications (mine does wet ingredients first).
- Program for DOUGH or MANUAL.
- After the program is completed, divide dough into 10 equal pieces; shape each into a smooth ball; place five on each baking sheet.
- Let rise for 20 minutes while oven preheats to 500; flatten puffy balls gently into a 6-inch disk.
- Bake for five minutes (tops will be puffed and beginning to brown).
- Cut each circle in half to form two pockets.
- Fill with your favorite sandwich fixin's: ham, turkey, chicken salad, lettuce, sprouts, cheese and grapes.
- TRADITIONAL BREAD-MAKING: In a mixing bowl, mix water, sugar and yeast; allow to foam for 3-5 minutes; add oil and salt, mixing well; mix white & wholewheat flours together in a separate bowl, then add to liquids, mixing until well-blended. Place dough-ball in a well-greased bowl, allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled in volume. Continue from Step #3 above.
Wow! The pita bread turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Very easy to do and the results were fantastic. The kids enjoyed watching them puff up in the oven. This is definitely one I will continue to use over and over
The taste of these was wonderful :-) but I had issues with a pocket forming (I barely got any with any sort of pocket). The problem, I think, is that the dough balls dried a bit when they were rising, and that prevented me from getting them flat enough (I didn't want them to tear). I'm going to try again, perhaps giving them a slight brushing of olive oil while they rise, and report back :-)