World's Greatest Pita Bread

Total Time
4hrs 40mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 40 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and water. Let stand until foamy.
  2. Add the oil, salt, water and flour 1 cup at time until a dough forms.
  3. Knead until smooth.
  4. Place in a sprayed bowl. Cover with a damp towel. Let rise 2 hours.
  5. Punch down. Return to bowl. Cover. Let rest 30 minutes.
  6. Knead briefly. Divide into 12 pieces.
  7. Roll out each into a 4-6 inch circle.
  8. Place on sprayed wax paper, then cover with more sprayed wax paper.
  9. Let rest 30 minutes.
  10. Heat a dry iron skillet over medium heat.
  11. Cook each pita about 3 minutes each side or until puffed and speckeled.
  12. Wrap each in foil when done.
  13. Serve warm.
  14. WOW!


Most Helpful

This was my first time making pita bread and it was easy! Turned out perfect. I used my kitchenaid to mix and knead the dough. The instructions are clear, easy to follow and turn out great results. Used this recipe for #81725 and topped with #257413. Delicious! Thanks for posting1

troseOR March 26, 2008

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