The easiest homemade Pita Bread recipe!

Easiest homemade Pita Bread recipe

Our very best homemade pita bread recipe! If you like your pita bread soft, fluffy and authentic, 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 fresh homemade pita bread! So trust me on this, after you make this easy traditional Greek pitta bread recipe, you will never go for the store version again!

Easy homemade Pita Bread recipe

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?

Pork gyros wrapped in pita bread

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 is really simple. 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!

Easy homemade Pita Bread preparation

How to store pitta bread 

If you have pita breads that you didn’t consume right away, store them in the fridge for a few days in an airtight bag. When you like to use them just lightly brush with olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and dried oregano and heat them in the oven for a few minutes.

You can also freeze pita bread for later use. Cook the pita breads and let them cool down completely. Place them in bags squeezing the air out. To use them heat them up in the oven for a few minutes. There is no need to thaw them. They will last in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

So go ahead give this homemade pita bread recipe a try and enjoy while still hot, with your favorite dip aside!

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Easiest homemade Pita Bread recipe

The easiest homemade Pita Bread recipe!

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 10min (plus rising time)
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pita breads 1x
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The very best homemade Greek pita bread recipe! And the best part, made with only 4 ingredients. Find out how to bake them to perfection with this super easy recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 500530g (17-18.5 oz.) flour (plus some extra for dusting )
  • 360g (12.7 oz.) lukewarm (40C/ 104F)
  • 8g (0.3 oz.) dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp sugar 


Instructions

  1. To prepare this pitta bread recipe add in a mixer’s bowl the yeast, sugar and water and blend to dissolve the yeast. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until yeast froths.
  2. Add the flour and salt and mix using the dough hook for 6-8 minutes.  Alternatively you could mix the ingredients by hand. 
  3. Depending on the flour used, the dough may need a little bit less or more flour than this pita bread recipe calls for. After mixing for a while the dough for your pita bread should become an elastic ball and a bit sticky.
  4. When done, coat the dough with olive oil, place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Let it sit in a warm place, for at least 20 minutes or until it doubles its size. (It could take up to two hours). 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.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl and gently deflate with your hands. Use just a tiny bit of flour to help you if it is too sticky. Split in 6 evenly sized balls. (145g/ 5 oz.) each one). Repeat with the rest.
  6. To form the pita bread, you can either use a rolling pin, or stretch it with your hands, about 20cm in diameter. If the dough springs back, set it aside for a few minutes to rest and then continue rolling again.
  7. For a more traditional look on your pita bread, press with your fingertips or use a fork to make some holes on top.
  8. Heat a non-sticking frying pan to medium heat and add just a little bit of olive oil and wipe of any excess. Fry each pita bread for about 3 minutes on each side, until slightly coloured and still soft. If your pan has a lid, place the lid on while frying to keep the moisture in.
  9. To give more colour, push lightly the pita bread with a wooden spoon on the pan.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 pita
  • Calories: 308kcal
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 4.7mg
  • Fat: 0.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.1g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 9.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Pita Bread recipe, Easy Homemade Pitta Bread


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37 Comments

  1. I forgot to ask, can I bake these instead of frying? Trying to eat healthy.

  2. Great recipe and instructions 🙂 .. I’ve had fantastic results with it each time. I use standard white AP flour and found that it did warrant the full 530g of flour rather than just 500g…much less than 530 and the dough is really frustratingly sticky to handle, but it did still produce great result. Thanks for sharing x

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