Easy Pita Bread

Recipe by Bitsie
READY IN: 3hrs 4mins




  • In mixing bowl, combine water and sugar; sprinkle yeast and let stand for 10 minutes or until dissolved and creamy.
  • Using electric mixer, beat in 2 c.of the flour, oil and salt; beat for about 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping down side of bowl from time to time.
  • With wooden spoon, beat in enough of the remaining flour to make stiff dough.
  • Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in lightly greased bowl, turning to grease all over.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
  • Divide dough into 16 or 32 pieces.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll each piece into 7" or 4" rounds.
  • Cover and let rise for 15 minutes or until slightly risen.
  • Meanwhile, heat ungreased baking sheet on lowest rack in 500 degree oven (240 C).
  • Using floured metal spatula, quickly transfer 2 or 3 pita rounds to heated baking sheet; bake for 3 or 4 minutes or until puffed and light golden around edges.
  • Repeat with remaining pita rounds.
  • Let cool between damp tea towels.
  • Pitas will collapse and soften slightly, but pocket will remain.
  • (Alternatively, if crisp pitas are desired, let cool on racks) Pitas can be stored in plastic bags in freezer for up to 1 month.
  • Makes 16 7" pitas or 32 4" pitas.