I have been baking my own bread for quite some time now but for some reason I never thought about making Pita bread myself. Might have had to do with the fact that I had a huge amount stocked in my freezer but have now run out of.

So a few weeks back I was preparing an arabic dinner where I tried making Falafel for the first time, which was a big success. Check out the full recipe for more info. Since I made everything for this dinner myself, including the Tabbouleh and Hummus, I thought why not try and make the Pita bread myself too.

I knew that my mom had made Pita bread herself for the last few years, so I was intrigued about her recipe. Since it was already to late to call her that day (she lives in Germany), I had to wait till the next day. First thing in the morning I was on the phone to her, chit chatting about the right flour-to-water ratio for the next hour.

I tried my moms recipe that same day and it is super easy, quick and the Pita bread turned out great so I wanted to share it with you!

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Let me know if you get a chance to try it and what your thoughts on it are, I always love to hear from you!

Pita bread recipe - Out in Vancouver Foodblog
Pita Bread Recipe
Print Recipe
This is a super easy and quick way to beautifully soft Pita bread, fresh out of the oven. There is not much that tastes better than home made Pita bread that is still warm, dipped into some hummus.
Servings Prep Time
8 Pita breads 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 Pita breads 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 2 hours
Pita bread recipe - Out in Vancouver Foodblog
Pita Bread Recipe
Print Recipe
This is a super easy and quick way to beautifully soft Pita bread, fresh out of the oven. There is not much that tastes better than home made Pita bread that is still warm, dipped into some hummus.
Servings Prep Time
8 Pita breads 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 Pita breads 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
5 min 2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: Pita breads
Instructions
  1. For the pita dough, mix the water and the yeast together in a large mixing bowl. Let is sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast is fully dissolved.
  2. Now add about 2 1/2 cups of the flour, the salt and the olive oil and mix everything together in a stand mixer if you have one or by hand. Knead until the dough starts sticking together firmly.
  3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and keep kneading it for another 5 - 10 minutes. The dough should be elastic and easy to work with at the end. If the dough keeps sticking to your hand, simply add a little bit more flour. However, be sparse with it. It's okay if it sticks a little, rather use t little than to much flour.
  4. When the dough is smooth, transfer it into a clean bowl, pour a little bit of olive oil over it (about 1 tbsp) and turn the dough in it so it is covered with olive oil. Cover it with a clean kitchen towel or some cling foil and let it sit for 1-2 hours or until the dough has doubled in bulk.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface again and cut it into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each piece lightly with you hand, sprinkle with some flour and let them rest aside until you need them and are ready to bake them.
  6. Preheat the oven to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit and when you are ready to bake them, start shaping them. For that, simply roll each one out with a rolling pin. They should be about one quarter inch thick and about 10 inches wide. Make sure to turn them over frequently when you roll them, so they don't stick to the surface. You can use some extra flour if they are very sticky.
  7. Transfer onto a baking tray, covered with a baking sheet and begin rolling out the next pita. Add as many pitas as you can fit on one baking tray and then transfer to the oven, bake for 3-4 minutes, turning them after about 2 minutes. When they start to get some brown dots, they are ready. Take them out and cover them with a clean kitchen towel until the rest of the pitas are baked. Serve immediately while still warm.

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Hannah Breucker
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Hey, I'm Hannah Breucker from Munich, Germany but made Vancouver my new home and this food blog my new project! I love food and so I'm always on the hunt for new restaurants in Vancouver. But I also enjoy baking and cooking for my better half or friends. I am constantly trying out new recipes or improving old recipes, so if you love food as much as I do, come and join me on my food adventures!