The easiest homemade Pita Bread recipe!
Posted in ***Most liked recipes***, 40 minutes or less, Barbecue Recipes, Beginner, Breads and pitas, Fried, Mainland Greece, November top-10 recipes, Our hand picked recipes, Side dishes, Simply souvlaki, Traditional Greek Easter recipes, Traditional Greek Taverna Recipes, Vegetarian Originally published on October 11, 2014 Last updated on December 18, 2016 By Eli K. Giannopoulos
Our very best homemade pita bread recipe! If you like your pita bread soft, fluffy and light, then this super easy pita bread recipe is made for you! And for the ones wondering if it is worth making pita bread at home, the answer for me is very simple. Nothing compares to the smell of some fragrant, warm, golden freshly baked homemade pita bread! So trust me on this, after you make this easy traditional Greek pita bread recipe, you will never go for the store version again!
Homemade Pita bread recipe- A traditional Greek delight
Pita bread (from Greek: πίτα) is a staple of countless Greek dishes. A favorite to serve with dips and spreads, like melitzanosalata, fava, feta cheese dip and many others. Greek Pita bread is of course most commonly known from souvlaki, a very popular Greek street food, which is actually a pita bread sandwich, filled with lots of spicy pork or chicken, creamy tzatziki sauce, fresh juicy tomatoes and crunchy slices of onion. Who can really resist?
This is a very simple step-by-step Greek pita bread recipe for you to recreate this delicious traditional delight from scratch. This pita bread recipe is made with only 4 ingredients and the whole process lasts only 30 minutes. All you really have to do is mix up a simple dough and experience the true taste of homemade pita bread from your own hands in your own kitchen!
So go ahead give this homemade pita bread recipe a try and enjoy while still hot, with your favorite dip aside!
- 500g all-purpose flour (17.5 ounces)
- 4g dry yeast (approx. 1 tsp)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 1/2 glass of lukewarm water (40C)
- To prepare this pitta bread recipe start by sieving the flour into your mixer’s bowl. Add the yeast, sugar and salt and blend with a spoon.
- Add a little bit of water and start mixing, using the dough hook. Pour in the water a little bit at a time, at a steady stream, whilst mixing. Wait each time for the water to be absorbed and continue adding some more.
- Depending on the flour, the dough may or may need a little bit less water than this pita bread recipe calls for. After mixing for a while, the dough for your pita bread should become an elastic ball. If the dough is still crumbled, you should add some more water. If it becomes too sticky, this means that you added more water than needed. In that case, add 1 tsp of flour and continue mixing.
- When done, cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place, for at least 20 minutes, until it doubles its size. This is an important step for this pita bread recipe, so that the pita bread becomes fluffy and soft. If it is winter, turn the oven on for a few minutes, until it’s a little warm, switch it off and then let the dough rise in it for a few minutes.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and knead a little bit with your hands. Split in 6-7 evenly sized portions.
- To form the pita bread, you can either use a rolling pin, or stretch it with your hands, about 1 cm thick. For a more traditional look on your oita bread, use a fork to make some holes on top.
- Heat a non-sticking frying pan to medium-high heat (with no grease) and fry each pita bread for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until slightly coloured and still soft. To give more colour, push the pita bread with a wooden spoon on the pan.
- If not consumed right away, wrap the pita bread with an elastic wrap, in order to remain soft. Enjoy!