Homemade pita bread. Whip up these easy flatbreads for a Greek style feast. Learn how to make the perfectly puffed classic breads with this recipe. Great for wrapping and dipping!
If you think making beautiful flatbreads from scratch is not an easy task, trust me, it’s not as hard as you think. Read on to learn about the most important elements of creating homemade flatbreads and customize them to your liking.
Pita bread, the classic Greek flatbread, is the base of your favorite falafel wraps and gyros. In fact, a Greek style feast is incomplete without this traditional puffy bread. To make this, all you need are a few pantry staples including flour, yeast and oil.
How To Make Pita Bread
Start with activating the yeast. Instant yeast or active dry yeast works best in this recipe. Combine it with warm water and sugar to start the process. You will also need to add a little flour to this yeast mixture. Once all the ingredients are well combined, set it aside to allow fermentation.
When you see a light foam on the yeast mixture, it’s time to add in the remaining flour, oil and salt. Mix everything together and knead to form a soft and sticky dough.
Next up, leave it to rest for about 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. The exact time depends on the temperature in your kitchen. Now, punch down the dough and divide it into 8 equal portions. You need to roll this again into soft balls and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
Well, it’s time to roll out the dough. With the cooking method, you have two options – stovetop or oven. I love to cook pita bread over stovetop as I adore those brown charred marks on them.
And there you go! Delicious pita bread made from scratch – so easy, so delicious!
More Flatbread Recipes:
- Butter Naan
- Garlic Naan | Garlic Butter Flavored Flatbread
- Bullet Naan
- Cheese Naan | Cheese Stuffed Flatbread
- Keema Paratha | Minced Meat Paratha
- Malabar Paratha | Kerala Parotta
- Lachha Paratha | Layered Paratha