Pita Bread

We normally eat this with curries, but it is nice on its own too if you top with salt or herbs.


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. quick rise dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  1. Mix the yeast into the flours. Add the sugar and salt.
  2. Add the water and oil to the flour.  One cup of water is an approximate amount. Add slightly less or more depending on the dryness of your mixture. 
  3. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it comes together nicely.  
  4. Add a bit of oil to a clean bowl, place the dough on top, turning to coat the dough. Cover with a towel and let it rise for an hour (or doubled in size).
  5. Punch the dough down and divide it into 8 pieces. Let these sit for 5-10 minutes to rest the dough and make it easier to roll.
  6. Sprinkle a little flour on the countertop and roll each piece into a circle about 8 inches wide.
  7. Cook in a cast iron pan on the stovetop. The pan should be quite hot. Cook the first side until it is puffy, flip, and then cook for another 30 seconds.  This will go quite quickly.  
  8. Brush each pita with butter or oil if desired.  

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