Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

This simple homemade Middle-Eastern pita bread recipe does exactly what it says on the tin. It will teach you how to make a very simple, light, pillowy and delicious pita bread in the oven!

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Introduction

I really enjoy making bread. I’ve been making quite a lot of it as of late. It’s such a handy thing to have around and goes with everything.

If you’d like to check out some of my other bread recipes I’ll quickly list them here. For something very, very similar, check out this Indian flatbread recipe. It’s another nice, simple flatbread recipe, but it’s flavoured with onion seeds and cooked in direct heat. For a more traditional loaf, I’ve also put together this very simple white loaf recipe. It’s great for sandwiches, for toast and as a side for soups and stews.

Flatbreads are perfect for dipping. They’re also a perfect replacement for eating utensils. In many cultures, food is often eaten by hand and breads like this are employed to aid with the scooping of runny sauces and dips. A far more enjoyable way to eat!

I made this particular pita to go with my simple homemade hummus recipe. We all know the combo. It just works and made an absolutely perfect lunchtime snack. You could pair it with anything though. Grill them up a little more and you’ve got a crisp garnish for tougher dishes. Add a topping and you’ve got a perfectly good pizza dough. It would work just fine with curries, stews, tagines or anything else you can think of.

And when it’s fresh and warm and beautiful, you could eat it all on its own.

About this recipe

This homemade middle-eastern pita bread really is as simple as the recipe name suggests. Proving a dough with yeast can be intimidating at first, but as long as you follow the instructions, you’ll be absolutely fine. This took quite a long time to prove. I am yet to quite work out why, but want to reassure you if things take a little while.

You could add flavours to the dough if you like. Spices or herbs would work well. And if you prefer, you could tweak the amount of sugar and salt. It’s all about preference!



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Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

Simple Homemade Middle-Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

This simple homemade Middle-Eastern pita bread recipe does exactly what it says on the tin. It will teach you how to make a very simple, light, pillowy and delicious pita bread in the oven!
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Middle-Eastern
Servings 8 Pitas

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Plain Flour and a little extra to dust
  • 7 g Yeast
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the salt, sugar and yeast, then combine.
  • Add the oil and the water, then mix together.
  • Remove from the bowl, then knead for 10 minutes until smooth and springy.
  • Clean out the bowl and oil it. Put the dough back into the bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Leave in a warm place to rise for a couple of hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Pre-heat an oven to 240c and line two trays with baking paper.
  • Remove the dough and flatten, briefly kneading to collapse.
  • Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece out into the desired pita shape, then dust with flour.
  • 4 at a time, 2 per tray, bake the pitas for about 4 – 5 minutes or until they begin to brown.
  • Eat while warm and delicious!
Keyword bread, flatbread, middle eastern bread, pita, pita bread, simple bread recipe

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