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Traditional Pita Bread

My husband taught me how to make this pita bread when we were first dating. He always has his eye out for good recipes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 5 min.
  • Makes
    6 pita breads


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Do not let rise.
  • Divide dough into six pieces; knead each for 1 minute. Roll each into a 5-in. circle. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 500°.
  • Place upside down on greased baking sheets. Bake until puffed and lightly browned, 5-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 pita bread: 231 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 789mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • mikibunny31
    Sep 17, 2014

    mine came out very crunchy and kind of hard but it did taste good and I will try again

  • smagal
    Nov 19, 2013

    great, a fun recipe to make with kids

  • wasoongu
    May 3, 2013

    I swapped out 1 cup of white flour for whole wheat and added honey. They were soft and delicious, and the perfect base for a TOH beef gyros recipe!

  • Francisca3032
    Oct 11, 2012

    This recipe makes the perfect pita bread. I just have not figured out how to make it into a pocket. I just fold it for now.

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