Easy Homemade Pita Bread
Making homemade bread for many seems a daunting task, it can be difficult depending on what type of bread you choose. I become instantly confused when I read about hydration levels and keeping a starter alive has eluded me. I came upon this recipe for homemade pita on Food52 years ago, saved it but have never made it. The recipe comes from Linda aka Lapadia, a great cook and community member and a trusted and consistent source of delicious recipes. This bread couldn’t be easier, it comes together so easily only has one rise of 2 hours and bakes quickly.n
Homemade pita bread is delicious, you can make this and freeze the bread using only what you need or use. I like to heat directly on my gas burner turning with tongs.
Hope you all stop by the party it’s always a good time for all!!
made 10 pita but depends on the size how any the recipe yields
recipe on Food52 by Lapadia
3 1/4 cups bread flour ( I used 3 cups bread flour and 1/4 cup spelt)
2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
Mix all ingredients together and gather with your hands into a cohesive ball. Cover with tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
heat oven to 500 degrees. Pita likes a hot oven.
break off pieces of dough and roll into a circle fairly thin approximately 1/4 inch thick. Place on baking sheet and bake until lightly browned and puffed about 8 minutes.
I made a sandwich with homemade black bean veggie burger, micro arugula, pickled vegetables, tomato and thousand island dressing. It was So good, good highly recommend that you try making this bread.