Lady Behind The Curtain - Easy Homemade Pita Bread

Pita bread is lower in calories than 2 slices of bread and stuffing these pouches with  a Caprese Salad, Chicken Salad or Egg Salad makes for a wonderful lunch!

These Easy Homemade Pitas only have 192 CALORIES for the WHOLE pita!

Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

1 package active dry yeast

1-1/2 cups warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)

1 tablespoon honey

3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil


In a small bowl combine yeast, 1/2 cup of the warm water, and the honey.  Let stand about 10 minutes or until foamy.

In a large mixing bowl combine 3-1/2 cups flour and the salt; make a small depression in the middle of the mixture.  Stir the remaining 1 cup water and the oil into the yeast mixture.  Slowly pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture, stirring until dough forms a ball.  TIP: Or do like me and put the flour and salt into my mixing bowl, fit the mixer with the dough hook, pour the yeast mixture in and mix until a ball of dough forms. (much easier this way)

Place dough into a well oiled bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap.  Let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1-1/2 to 2 hours).  (I usually set my bowl in the stove top while it’s preheating.)

On a floured surface, knead dough for 10 minutes, adding enough flour to keep dough from sticking.  Divide dough into 10 pieces; roll each into a ball.  Cover loosely; let stand 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  Position racks at bottom of oven.  On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough balls to 6-inch circles.  Transfer circles to ungreased baking sheets.  Bake for 4 minutes; turn over and bake for 2 minutes more. (They will puff.)  Transfer to wire racks to cool.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Makes 10 servings.  This recipe is from the BHG Good & Fresh Magazine 2012 issue.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Easy Homemade Pita Bread






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Easy Homemade Pita Bread — 10 Comments

  1. I love pita bread. The things that can be stuffed in there is endless…..Thank you for sharing this great recipe and information on Foodie Friends Friday.

  2. I did not know how easy pita bread could be made! I am so excited to make some tomorrow. I also have a few more of your recipes lined up to bake! You have fantastic recipes!

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